Keyword: healthcare

Rehabilitation and relief system for disabled children to be launched nationwide

Currently there are 1,678,000 disabled children under six years old in China, and every year there are 200,000 new disabled children. It is important to diagnose illnesses and disabilities in children as early as possible in order to have better outcomes. To help parents recognise problems earlier and seek treatment, the following measures have been implemented in China: 2009 – “Management for neonatal screening” to identify illnesses in new borns 2013 – regular testing of 0-6 year olds for vision, hearing, four limbs, cognitive ability and autism 2017 – free testing of psychological and mental behaviour development for 0-6 year olds From the 1st of October 2018 China’s first rehabilitation and …read more

First healthcare protection plan for China’s online writers comes into being

According to the “Blue Book of 2017 China’s Online Literature”, released by the Chinese Writers’ Association, by December 2017 the number of writers contracted by Chinese literary websites was about 680,000, and the number of those without a contract was as high as 13 million. Non-contract writers have no fixed income, and insurance companies will not provide them with health or social insurance. As a result, they find themselves exposed to quite a vulnerable situation. Even those who can earn high incomes may still feel insecure. In recent years it has been widely reported that some well-known online writers died from cancer or overwork at a young age, which further sheds …read more

Bridging Gaps in China: an Interview with Michael Hermann

Bridging Gaps in China: an Interview with Michael Hermann

Michael Hermann, Humana People to People’s China representative, talks to CDB about his organization’s work in rural Yunnan, China’s efforts to eliminate poverty, the Overseas NGO Law and much more in this wide-ranging interview.

Charity Walk takes place in Chaoyang Park for brittle bone disease sufferers

Charity Walk takes place in Chaoyang Park for brittle bone disease sufferers

May 6th was Wishbone Day, an international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Also known as “brittle bone disease”, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones, resulting in bones that break easily. In order to mark the day, Beijing’s “China Doll” Center for Rare Disorders carried out a “5·6 Charity Walk” event in Chaoyang Park. Over a dozen of the center’s friends and other sufferers of rare diseases joined about 300 citizens, other volunteers and reporters for the event. Activities including “fast walking with china dolls”, ”questions and answers on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)” and “experiencing disability” were organized for the occasion. Each team received an …read more

United Family's charitable foundation officially registers

United Family’s charitable foundation officially registers

The United Foundation for China’s Health has successfully passed the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ approval process, thus becoming a legally registered Chinese non-public fundraising foundation. The charitable foundation was initiated by the United Family Healthcare Group which manages Beijing United Family Hospital, one of the most exclusive hospitals in the Chinese capital. Its aim is to make the best use of the resources of United Family Healthcare and provide people and communities in need with high-quality healthcare. Beijing United Family Hospital, located in a north-eastern suburb of the city, came into existence in 1997, marking the establishment of the first foreign-invested private hospital since the founding of People’s Republic of China. The …read more