JHF Medical and Social Services
"I was amazed at the way your doctors showed such individual and loving concern for the patients. It was very moving."
Quote from a Chinese Surgeon
For over 20 years, JHF has been organizing teams of medical doctors, nursing specialists, and dentists to share their expertise in China - on a short-term basis. Such teams, made up of a variety of specialties, are always welcomed warmly by their Chinese hosts.
In more recent years, opportunities for longer-term medical involvement have opened up. JHF associates are working closely with local Public Health officials and hospitals in setting up training programs and in organizing team visits.
We have nursing educators involved in midwifery and child-care training programs in various provinces. We have also helped arrange medical electives for medical students wanting a short term placement in China.
Other associates are involved with disabled children and with orphans.
In the city of Tianjin, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and special education experts have been working with needy children and training local staff. This work goes hand in hand with a classroom sponsorship program.
In Yunnan, Rainbow Homes of Hope, four "home-based" orphan care facilities provide a nurturing environment for a number of children in Lijiang. Recently the Blue Sky Loving Home opened in Ninglang to provide a home for 60 orphans.
Due to the sheer enormity of the task, China's social and medical needs are not being met adequately. There are places for qualified people from overseas to help.
In September South African neonatology specialist Dr Philip Henning spent two weeks at the Qinghai Red Cross Hospital in Xining training medical staff in care for preterm and newborn infants. [more]
The earthquake which devastated parts of Sichuan province on 12 May continues to take a toll on the people and communities there. In the midst of the destruction, individuals are meeting basic needs and caring for others in...[more]
An international team of volunteers spent part of the summer in rural Qinghai teaching primary school English, providing scholarships for secondary students, visiting students and their families, working with village leaders to...[more]
In March 2007 the Beijing Central Government Disabled Person’s Federation (DPF) recognized the efforts of the Tianjin Special Education Program to help families with autistic children and pronounced the JHF classroom a model...[more]
The Jian Hua Foundation Qing Xian Mother and Child Whole Health Training Project in Hebei province came to a festive close on 1 June 2007 with an exciting trip to the Tianjin Zoo![more]
The student of the week is Liang Bo. He is a 20 year old young man with Down Syndrome and this is his first year is any kind of educational setting. What did LB do before? As long as he stayed "out of the way"...[more]
The person of the week is a western volunteer named Sue Foard from the UK. Sue has been in China on and off for a number of years. Mechanically minded and with a heart to serve the disabled person of China she has...[more]
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Last updated on: Thu Jul 11 16:37:03 2013 by: Rachel Mark