Vaccination for Refugee Children

Project Vaccination for Refugee Children
Objectives

To provide Myanmarese persons of concern (under 18) in the Klang Valley with access to the following vaccinations: • Hepatitis B (10) & Hepatitis B (20) • Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus + Polio (DPT + IPV) • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) • BCG

Project Partners • Yayasan Nanyang Press (Donor) • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) • United Learning Centre, Bukit Bintang (2013) • HELP Learning Centre, Kepong ( 2013 – 2014)
Activities

United Learning Centre • 1 info session with students and parents • 6 vaccination clinics • 1 dental care and dental check up • 1 psychosocial session with Mr. Tee Kam Bee

HELP Learning Centre • 1 info session with 45 parents and students

Locations Bukit Bintang and Kepong
Period 17 April 2013 – 30 October 2013
Accomplishments

Vaccinated 150 students and teachers in United Learning Centre (ULC)

Background
MERCY Malaysia has been working with UNHCR (our partner)
and our donor for the vaccination programme, Yayasan Nanyang
Press, to deliver medical assistance to the Myanmarese ‘persons of
concern’* living in Malaysia. This was with the hope of addressing
the challenges these ‘persons of concern’ face in Malaysia,
specifically in terms of healthcare access and provision.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
Between April 2013 and October 2013, in collaboration with
UNHCR and Yayasan Nanyang Press, MERCY Malaysia started
a vaccination programme for Myanmarese persons of concern
at the United Learning Centre in Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang. Our
target beneficiaries for this vaccination clinic are children of the
Myanmarese community (aged below 18) who have not received
their full course of vaccinations. For 2013, we have successfully
conducted six missions to the students of United Learning Centre.
As such, our aim would be to provide vaccination services free
of charge to protect these children – and the communities they
live in – from tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles,
mumps, rubella, polio, Haemophilus Influenza B and Hepatitis B.
Five different vaccines are stocked at each clinic. They are Hepatitis
B (10) & Hepatitis B (20), Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus + Polio
(DPT + IPV), Haemophilus Influenza B (Hib), BCG, Measles,
Mumps & Rubella ( MMR) and Tetanus.