29 February 2016
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam, at a eye screening station at Project Big Heart Feburary 2016
In 2015, Fullerton Health partnered Jurong Central Grassroots Organisations, and voluntary welfare group Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre in an initiative called Project Big Heart. This initiative aims to help lower-income residents and the elderly with chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, by providing them access to services such as free consultations with general practitioners, and free cataract and health screenings, including checks on their body mass index, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
Most recently in February 2016, more than six hundred residents of the Jurong region in Singapore benefited from Project Big Heart. This brings the total number of residents who have benefitted from the programme to date, to about 1,000.
Photo of MP Ang Wei Neng, Mr. Goh Cheng Tee, PBM, and volunteers from Jurong Central Grassroot Organisation, voluntary welfare group Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre (Jurong) and Fullerton Health.
Global Assistance embarked on three projects in 2015 aimed at empowering the public through health education, early disease detection and improving access to good healthcare. The Joglo Project, in collaboration with the Jakarta Rotary Club, saw 275 residents from Joglo Kampung screened for tuberculosis. The Sekolah Bisah Project is a partnership with students from the British School Jakarta to provide preventive health care to a local primary school of 25 students. These students received free health checks, vaccinations, boosters and joint health promotion and education programs. Under the Desa Putra Project, we offered free health checks and health screenings to the teachers of the Desa Putra orphanage. In June 2016, Global Assistance launched Project Better Health for our Children by providing medical services to orphans at Yayasan Kami Satu in Citeureup. This project is scheduled to last through December 2016.
In 2016, Tirta provided blood pressure tests, blood sugar tests, medical consultations and general health talks to more than 2,000 participants in Berau, Tanjung Tabalong and Batu Sopang in Kalimantan.
Crowd registering for the event in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Blood pressure test to Tanjung Tabalong’s residents, South Kalimantan
We have undertaken a corporate social responsibility plan focusing on mental health. We have entered into a partnership with Head Space, a prominent mental health organization in Australia. This partnership involves three elements: commercial support to Head Space, training and development of Fullerton clinicians in Australia and research support. We also have a range of other initiatives and partnerships with worthy charities and causes, including the Jodi Lee Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing awareness of bowel cancer.