Keyword: Health

Paper-cutting love: Peng Maolin and her big family of hemophilia patients

This article is about, Peng Maolin, mother of a hemophiliac son and founder of Chongqing’s first support program for hemophiliacs, the “Hemophilia Association of Chongqing” created in 2006.

75% of city dwellers are ready to pay more for safe drinking water

On December 1st, Xylem Inc. (赛莱默公司) and the China Water Network E20 environmental platform (中国E20环境平台中国水网) co-published the “2014 China water quality index research report”.

Today is World Toilet Day, do you know what “third toilets” are?

This short article first introduces “World Toilet Day” explaining that there are currently 2,5 billion people without access to proper toilets in the world then focuses on the situation in China.

State Council encourages the proliferation of medical liability insurance

On the 18th of November 2014, the State Council issued the “Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Commercial Health Insurance” calling on more Chinese to purchase health insurance.

Beijing plans to build elderly care centres in every residential district

240 million Yuan of government money and 2 billion of social capital will be invested in this project. But Prof. Lu Jiehua of Peking University says that long-term nursing insurance needs to enter the social insurance system to be effective.

Foxconn workers do not contract leukemia via direct contact with Benzene

Apple are again in the midst of a storm about working conditions at Foxconn. Many young workers have contracted leukaemia even though Foxconn says that no workers have had direct contact with chemicals. Apple, Foxconn and Labour Action China, a labour NGO based in Hong Kong, are all investigating the case.

Banning drugs: what are grassroots NGOs doing?

the Philanthropy Times interviews three persons involved in the NGOs working with drug addicts and tells their stories.

Xu Yongguang: the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” in China is not “unpleasant”

Xu Yongguang says that, in his opinion, the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has overall been beneficial and explains the reasons why.

China’s first “gay therapy” litigation plaintiff sends petition to the World Health Organization

In a period of less than 5 days, more than 90,000 All Out members have signed a petition in support of a Chinese gay man, victim of “reverse therapy.”

Experts call for legislation to safeguard rights of patients with rare diseases

The recent publicity over the ‘ice bucket challenge’, an act aimed both at raising funds for and increasing awareness of the rare disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has taken China by storm, and has also cast the spotlight on China’s patchy medical laws in relation to patients with rare diseases.

Three HIV carriers sue Chunqiu airlines for refusing to board them

Three HIV carriers who wanted to fly from Shenyang to Shijiazhuang were denied access to the plane by staff from Chunqiu airlines on the ground that “the company rules forbid [us] from boarding AIDS infected passengers”.

How agencies which serve severely sick children work together

Most Chinese charitable organizations, especially those serving the sick and diseased, operate independently and lack effective information communication. Because of this lack of coordination, resources are allocated to different relief efforts very unevenly.

Anti-Drug Social Work Practices in Shenzhen

June 26 marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and anti-drug publicity and campaigns have been carried out throughout China. State regulations have recently expressed support of community organizations participating in drug treatment services.

Report shows 80% pneumoconiosis-affected migrant workers fail to receive compensation

According to a report from the China social assistance Foundation’s “Love save pneumoconiosis” fund only 25.72% migrant workers diagnosed with the disease ask for compensation and only 17.3% of them obtain one.

For the first time, the number of urban and rural residents with pension insurance decreases

Human Resources and Social Security departments recently released data from January to April which shows that 496,850,000 urban and rural people are insured, which 650,000 people less than the number recorded at the end of the 2013.

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China's First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China’s First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

In an article excerpted from the 2012 China Blue Book of Philanthropy, Lin Yuanzhuan recounts an important internationalizing step by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA).

Scaling Up Social Service Outsourcing in China: An Exploratory Study of HIV CSOs in Yunnan

Scaling Up Social Service Outsourcing in China: An Exploratory Study of HIV CSOs in Yunnan

In this well-researched study, independent consultant Marta Jagusztyn examines how recent plans to scale up government procurement of services will impact grassroots CSOs and how it can be improved to support the long-term development of China’s CSOs.

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

In this timely article, CDB Deputy Editor, Guo Ting, discusses the China AIDS Walk, a grassroots-organized public service event to call attention to discrimination against people living with HIV-AIDS.