Keyword: Medical Aid

Program developed to help sufferers of serious illnesses avoid poverty

Although there is a system of basic medical insurance that covers most of the public, treatment for a serious illness can still be a significant expense for many families in China. The China Population Welfare Foundation, a public-fundraising foundation with a state background founded in 1987, has launched a mechanism to help people who risk becoming impoverished or falling back into poverty because of a serious illness. As the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University reported three days ago in an article on their WeChat account: “On September 16, the China Population Welfare Foundation’s “China Serious Illness Relief Program” was launched in Beijing to establish a long-term mechanism to prevent people …read more

Chinese medical aid team in Benin successfully carries out remote guidance surgery

Chinese medical aid team in Benin successfully carries out remote guidance surgery

The 23rd Chinese medical aid team in Benin have succeeded in conducting a remote guidance surgery for a patient with a large thyroid tumour at the central hospital of Lokossa, Mono and Kouffo Department, on the 21st of March, in cooperation with Beninese doctors. This was the first remote surgery provided by a Chinese medical aid team, and it was guided remotely by Chinese oncology surgery and anesthesiology experts via video. The patient was a middle-aged woman who had suffered from a thyroid tumour for 15 years. As the tumour severely affected her life, she was in need of a surgery to get rid of it, but the tumour was very large …read more