See a snapshot below of what HealthServe has been up to between July and September 2016.
Desker Road Food Project
Our Desker Road Food Project has a unique feature: each Wednesday, a healthier lunch is cooked by migrant workers, for migrant workers using less oil and less salt. Since we started our thrice-weekly lunch project, we have served over 1,200 meals to injured workers. Our beneficiaries give this 'home-cooked' meal two thumbs up!
Builder, Father, Poet Awareness Event
In August, HealthServe hosted "Builder, Father, Poet", a film screening, poetry reading, and art exhibition at The Projector. The event featured two films, "Not Working Today" by Tan Shijie and "Kattumaanar" by Eysham Ali, as well as a poetry reading by migrant worker and published poet, Md Mukul Hossine. Watch a photo montage of the event here.
Zika Education and Prevention
With the news of the Zika outbreak in Singapore disproportionately affecting migrant workers, we stepped up our efforts to educate our patients and beneficiaries. In the above photos, two migrant worker volunteers are sharing about Zika prevention, signs, and symptoms in Bengali and Chinese.
Demand for our clinic services has been growing week by week. All of our clinics experienced an increase in consultations in the third quarter of this year. Often times we have to stop registering patients just 30 minutes into our clinic because the queue is already so long. We are looking into how different stakeholders can better meet this healthcare gap for migrant workers and in the meantime are hoping to expand our clinic hours. If you are a medical doctor we invite you to come serve alongside us one clinic a month. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
Our staff and volunteers took out some injured workers and shelter residents to Gardens by the Bay to see the annual Mid-Autumn Festival light up. It was a great time had by all!
Mid-Autumn Festival Outing