Club : Lions Club of Segamat Jaya
Club No. : 5245-78429
Sponsor Club : Lions Club of Jementah & Lions Club of Segamat Bukit Siput
Charter Date : 9/3/2004
Charter President :
Centennial President (2016-2017) : Lion Lee Kok Hsing
Project Name : Community Health Screening
Project Description :
In order to help the marginalized communities detect medical problems early as well as promote health education, our club has initiated the community health screening projects since 2010. The screenings were carried out in suburban and rural communities, orang asli settlement as well as welfare institution such as old folks’ home. We feel that these vulnerable and underprivileged groups have little or no access to receiving early detection and hence early treatment. Screening provided includes blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol, intraocular pressure or vision test, obesity screening etc. Counseling and health education are provided following the screenings. We also assist in referring the positive cases to respective healthcare centers to start the medical treatment.
1. Objective of the Signature Project
To provide free health screening to marginalized communities.
To help in early detection of medical problems so that treatment can be started without delay.
To promote health education and awareness among the communities.
3. Members Involved
5. Man hour spent
3 to 4 times a year
7. Fund needed
RM5-10 per person
8. Source of Fund
Project fund and sponsorship from pharmaceutical company eg. Pfizer
9. Critical success factor
Most of the community health screenings are supported by Pfizer Care-A-Van who works hand in hand with us. As they are equipped with a team of nurses and volunteers, many of the screenings can be carried out eg. blood pressure measurement, glucose and cholesterol tests, vision screening, growth parameters monitoring and deworming for children. The health screening in the old folks’ home is carried out by lions members who are the medical doctors with the assistance of the other lions.
10. Other info
Submitted By : Lion Dr.Priscilla Chew