Pediatric Hernia Repair Programme in Western China

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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.