Vaccination Clinic for the Myanmarese Community

Project Vaccination Clinic for the Myanmarese Community
Objectives

To provide free vaccination services for children of the Myanmarese community (aged below 18) who have not received their full course of vaccinations

Project Partners Yayasan Nanyang Press & UNHCR
Activities

7 stations were opened in the vaccination process as follows: • Registration • Triage • Consultation • Vaccination • Pharmacy • Data Collection • Feedback collection

Locations HELP Learning Centre, Kepong
Period January 2014 to June 2014
Accomplishments

We managed to run 5 vaccination sessions in 6 months:- • 15th January 2014. • 12th February 2014. • 19th March 2014. • 23rd April 2014. • 18th June 2014. In the 5 sessions, 120 students received a total of 338 vaccinations

Background

HELP Community Learning Centre was set up in April, 2009 in Metro Prima, Kepong. It is a school for Myanmar (Burmese) refugee children. There are 120 students aged 5 to 16 in the centre. The centre is focused on helping the students further their education in order to aid them in their future endeavours. The centre also educates the students to not only sustain themselves but break the cycle of poverty and vulnerability.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

In collaboration with Yayasan Nanyang Press and UNHCR, the target beneficiaries for this vaccination clinic are children of the Myanmarese (Burmese) community (aged below 18) who have not received their full course of vaccinations. On January 12th 2014, MERCY Malaysia’s programme officers conducted an information session for the parents of the students on the importance of vaccination. The purpose was to ensure that the parents of the students were fully informed on our programme and that written consent was acquired.