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To Dr Hoo Fang Kee, serving the refugees is a form of selfless contribution. It treats not just the sickness of patients but also enriches the soul of doctors. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]


With the 3-year fund allocation from US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor is actively planning for and extending its medical outreaches to areas with significant refugee population to safeguard their health.

With a 90-degree bow, a volunteer respectfully presented a gift pack and a red envelope of blessings and wisdom to an attendee at the Year-end Blessing Ceremony. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

The Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) held its inaugural TIMA Healthy Living Symposium to shed light on various healthcare issues by inviting reputable experts from different fields of the healthcare profession to share their experience and expertise in healthy living and dealing with various illnesses.

The dentist on duty served close to 300 patients within a mere few hours. [Photograph by Tham Chee Hsung]

On February 17, 2019, Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu organized a medical outreach session in Kampung Numbak, Kota Kinabalu, where the majority of villagers endure poor living conditions and are of undocumented status.

On December 11, 2018, Tzu-Chi Free Clinic Klang ran a free clinic session at a Rohingya refugee school in Klang. Many TIMA volunteers participated and used their expertise to help alleviate the physical suffering of the refugees. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

Tzu-Chi Free Clinic located in Taman Sentosa, Klang, will be expanding its services for refugees next year by extending its operation frequency from three to six days a week, enabling refugees to gain access to medical consultations when necessary. Volunteers have organized a free clinic session for the Rohingya community to raise awareness on the medical services provided by the Free Clinic, as well as share insights on health education.

Nutritionist Erica Tee introduced the various distinctive features of vegetarian lunches to the workers. [Photograph by Ch’ng Kooi Tick]

“I am a doctor. Are you experiencing any discomfort?” On December 2, 2018, community volunteers and TIMA members held a vegetarian food and health screening event at the Tzu Chi International School Kuala Lumpur (TCISKL) construction site, benefitting 128 construction workers.

Tzu Chi volunteers and nurses gave the children head lice treatments. [Photograph by Kong Teck Ngie]

Tzu Chi volunteers and medical professionals kept their promise by returning to Kampung Mangkalinau for another free clinic to provide vaccinations and prenatal examinations to the villagers. In addition, they also seized the opportunity to raise the villagers’ environmental awareness.

More than 200 Tzu Chi volunteers provided basic health screening for the villagers of Uma Pawa Long House. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

Tzu Chi Kuching organized a 2-day medical outreach mission with the support from Kelab Cabaran Pacuan 4 Roda Bintulu, benefiting 793 villagers from 15 long houses in Kampung Long Urun, Belaga.

The doctors visited Christina, who suffered from final stage breast cancer, in her room. [Photograph by Tan Pui Lee]

Suffering from illness is a tremendous torture to one’s life. Many medical professionals, who have treated various diseases, believe that dispensing medicine to stop pain and providing surgical operation to cure illnesses are the best treatments they could give patients. However, their perception has changed after participating in a medical mission to rural areas. They experienced that love is the best medicine as it comforts the patients’ hearts.

A dentist from TIMA carefully checked the child’s teeth. [Photograph by Poi Xiao Yan]

On July 1, 2018, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) collaborated with Tzu Chi Chapters of Pahang and Kuantan to organize a medical outreach mission for the Rohingya refugees at Dewan Orang Ramai Balok.

TIMA KL & Selangor organized the National Young Healthcare Professional Camp to promote a humanistic approach to healthcare to the young healthcare professionals. [Photograph by Saw Eng Kiar]

On May 20, 2018, TIMA KL & Selangor hosted a National Young Healthcare Professional Camp at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, with the objective of instilling in the participants humanistic approach to healthcare, so that they will learn to respect life, adopt a people-orientated approach and serve the patients irrespective of boundaries in their medical practice.

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