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.