Health Screening & Awareness Campaign

Projects under Health Screening & Awareness Campaign

Control of dengue in the IMU Neighbourhood

Many potential breeding sites are found in every home and it is the responsibility of the residents to ensure that breeding sites do not exist in their homes. Hence it is important to regularly educate the residents on eliminating breeding sites and also in identifying early symptoms of this potentially fatal disease.
Year started: 2015
Project Leader: Assoc Prof Ranjit De Alwis

Quit Smoking Campaign

Cigarette smoking harms the organ of the body and causes many diseases. It is one of the health hazards that can be avoided. In view of supporting the community in smoking cessation, IMU has launched the Quit Smoking Service (QSS), where people can receive counselling service and treatment. IMU Cares and the IMU Wellness programme are supporting this service by reaching out to the communities in our vicinity in the effort to encourage people to quit smoking.
Year started: 2017
Project Leader: Dr Sobia Bilal

Immunisation for Refugee Children

In March 2017, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) had a surplus of MMR vaccines that were to be expired in May 2017, and IMU was one of the organisations that received the donations. The MMR vaccines were administered to 483 children at 5 different sites (table below), led by our CSSC team. No adverse reactions were reported by our team or other organisations involved in the exercise. We are currently expanding this initiative to include other vaccines according to the immunisation schedule guideline established by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Year started: 2017
Project Leader: Dr Sow Chew Fei
Project Co-Leader: Assoc Prof Safurah bt. Jaafar

Diabetes Education for Elderly Residents

IMU Cares has recently initiated a project to improve self-care among diabetic elderly by providing them with proper education as well as self-monitoring of their disease condition. This will run concurrently with better diet and exercise. We engaged Dr Tan Ming Yeong, a nurse specialised in diabetic education, for her professional services for this healthcare and disease prevention project. Dr Tan Ming Yeong has developed a diabetes education programme that spans over 6 months in duration, initially with the possibility of extending to one year.
Year started: 2017
Project Leader: Dr Tan Ming Yeong

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.