Community Service

Camp Simba was conceptualized in 2009 to address the emotional needs of children whose family members are afflicted with cancer. These children are often left to deal with the large changes within their family on their own. With their family members struggling to cope with their illnesses, these children may miss out on the simple joys of childhood. 


Since its inception in 2009, Camp Simba has been jointly organised by students from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. This year, to mark our 10th edition, we are merging with our sister camp, Camp Rafiki, and expanding our target age group to 7-16 (from 7-12). By bringing together children of 2 different age groups, we hope to build a larger and more supportive community, where both young children and teenagers can learn from different experiences and be each other’s source of inspiration and strength as they journey together.

For more information, visit the Camp Simba website.

CDAC

The Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Ready For School project was first started in 2004. It is held in December annually to provide timely support for CDAC’s beneficiary families before they start the new school year. Duke-NUS students contribute to this event by organising a community health screening targeted at the parents and elderly of these families. Participants are screened for cardiovascular and cancer risks and advised to follow up with their GPs if necessary.

Duke-NUS students also educate participants on how to lead a healthier lifestyle and also take control of their health by going for regular screenings such as Pap Smears or checking for Faecal Occult Blood.

Please contact Low Zhen Luan (lowzhenluan@u.duke.nus.edu) if you are interested!

DNCO

First started in October 2016, Duke-NUS Community Outreach (DNCO) is a student-led initiative in collaboration with Mt Alvernia Hospital that aims to improve access to healthcare in the community. It focuses mainly in the primary healthcare arena and serves as a platform for serving the marginalized while learning the ropes involved in primary healthcare.


At Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) Mobile clinic, we work with volunteer doctors to provide primary healthcare to the migrant workers of Singapore.


Additionally, in SilverACE Senior Activity Centre health awareness & monitoring program, Mt Alvernia staff and Duke-NUS medical students work together to provide basic health screening and give lifestyle and medication advice to elderlies in the community to manage their chronic conditions.

Contact Shawn Ng for more details: e0032446@u.duke.nus.edu

I’m STEADY lah!

I’m STEADY lah! is Duke-NUS's only psychiatry-based, student led community service project! Now in its 2nd year, “STEADY” stands for Supporter of Tackling Endemic Anxiety and Depression in Youths. In collaboration with other national healthcare organisations, this community service project aims to promote public awareness and tackle social stigma of mental health issues among young adults here in Singapore. The project also encourages people to talk about mental health, and explore how they can better preserve the mental wellbeing of themselves and their peers.

I'm STEADY lah! Are you?

Interested students are welcome to contact:
Gerard Heng: e0182382@u.duke.nus.edu
Lim Xin Ya: xin@u.duke.nus.edu

Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour Awareness (PBSTA)

First launched by a team of Duke-NUS Medical School students in 2014, Paediatric Brain Tumour Awareness was recently rebranded to Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour Awareness (PBSTA) in 2018. It is an annual one-day event held at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital to generate awareness about paediatric brain and solid tumours, provide support and allow for an avenue where affected patients and families can interact with one another. Some highlights of the event include sharing sessions by content experts, exciting games and performances, and a Joy Ride by volunteers from Porsche Club Singapore for children and their families.

Please contact Julienne Keong (julienne.s.y.keong@u.duke.nus.edu) if you are interested.

Link to PBSTA 2018 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pbsta2018/

Project DOVE

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Project DOVE (Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition) is a student-led initiative aimed at improving the lives of those beyond Singapore. Since 2010, we have been providing free health screening and medical education to the underprivileged.

Project DOVE started out as Project KAREN in Chiangmai, Thailand. Over the years, we had expanded our work to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, providing free health screening, medical treatment and health education to the villagers.

Our team, comprising of medical students, doctors and volunteers provide medical aid to approximately 800 underserved villagers each year.

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Project DOVE 2019 will be heading to Vietnam again from 6th to 14th April 2019.
Register your interest here!
Visit our facebook page to find out more!
This is the 10th anniversary of Project DOVE! Your generous contributions will help us sustain this fine tradition of helping others in need. Make a difference today and donate here!

Contact us at

Lim Gim Hui (Project Director, Project DOVE 2018): gimhui@u.duke.nus.edu