About Campaignends 31 Mar 2022, 11:59 PM
This February, HealthServe launched its first ever virtual run, #InTheirShoes, to raise funds for the increase in demand for primary care services by our migrant community, from medical and mental health support to provision of social assistance.
In 2021, HealthServe engaged over 110,000 migrant workers, providing them support across medical services, mental health, casework, social assistance, and various outreach efforts.
1. Choose between 3 challenges*: 16km, 32km and 64km
2. Gather support from your friends and family
3. Complete your challenge from 12th to 27th March
*Register for #InTheirShoes today: https://web.42race.com/race-bundle/intheirshoes
Registration will be open from 15th February to 27th March.
Thank you for journeying with HealthServe and our migrant community, #InTheirShoes
HealthServe is an IPC registered charity. All donations to HealthServe are 250% tax deductible. Currently, every $1 donated to HealthServe lowers your assessable income by $2.50.
#InTheirShoes is supported by Tote Board and a Philanthropic Foundation. Every dollar raised will be matched by 180%.*
*subject to terms & conditions of the grants.
About the Charity
Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.
There are close to one million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.
The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.
From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.
We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.