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Projects under Community

Kampung Sebir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Kampung Sebir is a rural village located in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, with an approximate population of 200 orang asli residents. This project started in 2013, with the main aim of improving health awareness in the community through health screening and health education. When we started the project in Kampung Sebir, we wanted to see improvements in chronic disease (hypertension, asthma), vaccinations, and nutritional status, to name a few areas. We were told by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) that the villagers had asthma and/or skin problems due to the presence of a nearby quarry. We are in contact with the village leader and continue to identify their needs that we can address. We also had the support of the District Health Office in Seremban and the Klinik Kesihatan in Nilai.
Year Started: 2013
Project Lader: Dr Rosdara Masayuni Mohd Sani (Medical) & Pn Eza Norjuana Kamarudin (Education)
Activities: Health screening, dental screening, disease awareness and monitoring as well as health and language education.

Kampung Tekir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Kampung Orang Asli Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, is a medium-sized community of 700 orang asli residents located 30km from the IMU Clinical Campus Batu Pahat. The adults constitute approximately 75% of the population, with about 150 children. A high proportion of them work as fishermen while others do odd jobs and small businesses. The villagers have low income and seldom visit the local health clinic due to their workload and the lack of health awareness.
Year Started: 2013
Project Leader: Dr Surinder Singh
Activities: Health screening, dental screening and health talks

Pangsapuri Balakong Jaya, Selangor

Balakong is a low-cost housing estate, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are 660 low-cost flats and the population consists of a 60-70% Indian population. Identified as socio-economically deprived by a local councillor.
Year Started: 2015
Project Leader: Dr Sobia Bilal
Activities: Dental screening and oral health education to the residents

Kampung Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor

Kampung Orang Asli Sri Pantai Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor is a medium-sized community of 700 orang asli residents located 30km from the IMU Clinical Campus Batu Pahat. The adults constitute approximately 75% of the population, with about 150 children. A high proportion of them works as fishermen while others do odd jobs and small businesses. The villagers have low income and seldom visit the local health clinic due to their workload and the lack of health awareness.
Year Started: 2017
Project Leader: Prof Rifdy Mohideen
Activities: Health screening, general health and nutritional education.

CM Service at Balai Masyarakat Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Our Chinese medicine students are conducting a weekly visit to Balai Masyarakat Seri Kembangan alongside clinicians from Chihui Tang Traditional Chinese Herbal Centre as part of their programme curriculum; where they gain invaluable clinical experience through service-learning and community engagement.
Year Started: 2017
Project Leader: Dr Cheah Chin Chin
Activities: Chinese medicine screening and treatment

Perhentian Village Community Cares

The Perhentian village is located off the coast of the Terengganu state. This project is a collaboration with two other social enterprises, namely the Junior Nutri Chef and Fuze Ecoteer. A recent health screening of 161 children at the village by Junior Nutri Chef has shown that the younger children have very unhealthy eating habits and poor oral health. In addition, the adults in the families have a number of health concerns. Together with these social enterprises, IMU Cares will carry out this first healthcare project in the village with a view to improve the health status of the village community.
Year Started: 2018
Project Leader: Dr Leela Sabapathy

Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail, Batu Pahat, Johor

Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail is a government-funded multi-specialty hospital located in Batu Pahat, Johor. With the lack of manpower and funding, access to palliative care unit in Batu Pahat is scarce. In view of this, the Surgical Department of the hospital worked with IMU Cares to provide palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses through home visits every weekend. At present, there are 25 patients living in the Batu Pahat district within a 30-minute-drive from the IMU Clinical School and the number of patients needing this service is expected to increase over the next several years.
Year Started: 2019
Project Leader: Prof Rifdy Mohideen
Activities: Palliative care services through home visits every Saturday

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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