Kampung Tekir, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Overview

Kampung Tekir is a rural village for approximately 400 orang asli residents located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. It is a collaborative effort between IMU, Ministry of Health, and the villagers of Kampung Tekir.

This project was part of the Kampung Angkat Project, which was awarded 1st place McJannet Prize for Global Citizenship in 2013. This award recognises exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities.


Activities conducted so far:

  1. The Project involves free health screening for the villagers which took place on the second Saturday every month.
  2. The location for screening service was done at the Balai Raya of Kampung Tekir.
  3. The team comprised of IMU faculty and corporate staffs, IMU Cares Kampung Tekir Project committees and student volunteers.
  4. Health screening service provided includes general screening and consultation. General screening includes blood pressure, blood glucose level, body mass index and visual screening.
  5. The student volunteers are divided into two teams which are home visit team and consultation team.
  6. The student volunteers in consultation team are given the opportunity to consult and manage the villagers with the supervision of IMU faculty members.
  7. The home visit team was sent to invite the villagers for health screening as well as provide consultation and screening when necessary.
  8. The villagers were also referred to the local health services where appropriate (either primary or secondary care)
  9. Dental services were provided from December 2016 by the dental students and were supervised by the faculty member from Dental school.
  10. Educational health talks were conducted on a three monthly basis.
  11. The field coordinator team was given full responsibility in running the project with the guidance and support by the steering committees.
  12. Interprofessional collaboration was organised with the School of Dentistry from December 2016 onwards. 

Objectives

Kids

  • To provide primary healthcare services focusing on comorbid diseases.
  • To provide a platform for students to further develop their core values and competencies in contexts of rural healthcare in the form of experiential and service learning.
  • To facilitate research into rural healthcare and indigenous populations in Malaysia as well as in medical education pertinent to this area.

Target Audience

  • Rural villagers

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Project Leader: Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar
Email: gandhinathan@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Kampung Tekir

 

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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