Pediatric Hernia Repair Programme in Western China
Project Goals and Purpose
Hernias have been a common illness in Western Chinese regions like Qinghai. After consulting experts in Qinhai region, Mr Li Ka-shing decided to launch Project New Life, which was later expanded to cover all of Western China.
Together with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, from 2009 to 2014 the project appointed 70 hospitals across 12 western provinces, autonomous regions, and Henan Province — benefitting over 30,000 children.
The project acted as a model for a nationwide medical social welfare system.
The Foundation hoped that the project would raise awareness about the health concerns in Western China.