A series of health intervention campaigns initiated by Taylor’s University School of Medicine (TUSOM) in partnership with Taylor’s Community under Group Communications and CSR department, were recently held at Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Sri Pantai. The campaign was led by three dedicated lecturers; Dr Jo Ann Andoy Galvan, Dr Gul Baloch and Dr. Sapna Shridhar Patil, who brought TUSOM’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students for their Community Medicine Posting.
36 interested and dedicated medical students kick started the campaign on 11 February with a door-to-door comprehensive survey where personal particulars and medical information of the residents were gathered. This exercise was to done to assess the general residents’ individual healthcare status and health-related behaviours.
The following Saturday on 18 February, a mini Health Carnival was held for the same community which saw the residents get involved activities like awareness booths, games, freebies give-a-away, quizzes and more. The four hours long carnival with more than 100 visitors used the results gathered in the week before to give the community what was most needed medically.
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“This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the community and help them understand the importance of their health, and hopefully to make a difference in their life”. ~Mark Wong, TUSOM student leader