Travelling Places to Provide Health Services

My Health, My Family, Our Safety Awareness Program traveled through Western China with a team of medical professionals. We were able to visit 11 villages and cater to the health needs of over 3,000 men and women. Medical check-ups, medicines, and hygiene products were given to the participants along with important information on how to stay healthy and remain safe from sexually transmitted diseases and other easily transmitted illnesses.

The attending doctor confirmed that 95% of the 1,929 women who received medical examinations, suffered from gynecological health issues. The doctor believed that much of this could be prevented with knowledge of good hygiene practices and making the health of women in their communities a higher priority.

One of the nurses who was part of this program shared her thoughts and experiences with us.

“This is my first time to go to rural areas to do such a meaningful activity. I was with the team for over 20 days and our schedule was very intensive. There were so many difficulties we had to overcome like sudden changes in weather, road conditions, and even the people, but none of us ever drew back. I am so lucky to have experienced all this. 

I also saw the importance of conducting health training in the rural areas. Most of those living in the rural areas are not well informed on good health practices. I also noticed that some of them were very excited to receive the medical supplies we gave away rather than the actual training. But I am impressed with how patient our doctors are in teaching them and organizing everyone.

Thank you so much for this opportunity not only for my learning but for the benefit of rural communities. I am so happy to be of assistance to the doctors in the program.”

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Dari's Beautiful Creations

Dari grew up in difficult living conditions - being raised alone by her mother, and having to drop out of school in third grade to take care of her mother after falling seriously ill. Now with her own family, Dari still faces life's hurdles. Their family depends primarily on her husband's income for herding sheep and cattle. Meanwhile, Dari stays mostly at home to take care of her elderly in-laws and her child.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Caring for the Elderly

"I'm grateful that your team came to our village to conduct health education programs and give away health products for free. Many of the families in my village don't understand how to take care of their health. I have children and grandchildren and I will share with them what I learned from the doctors and nurses during this program. Thank you for organizing such an activity."




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Parents as Stewards of Good Health

Now that she has a family of her own, both Tserang and her husband work hard to send their kids to school. From digging up caterpillar fungus to sell, to working in construction sites, regardless of the weather, they would stay out working all day. This causes Tserang to experience back pain frequently. But because of their unstable income, she wouldn't dare spend money to go to the hospital and have a health checkup.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

On Her Way to Success

Pengmotso entered the My First Job Assistant Chef Program in 2019. She shares her story and her recent achievements with us.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Healthy Bodies and Grateful Smiles

"Certain illnesses such as gynecological diseases become serious over time if not attended to. Everyone knows this but most of the time, we would rather deceive ourselves and disregard the pain rather than face the reality that we cannot afford to pay for medical services even if we badly need it," shares Tserangtso.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Prioritizing Health

Most of the rural villages visited by the My Health, My Family, Our Safety Program share a common story - majority of the villagers endure sickness and don't prioritize their health. This is true in one of our project stops where a total of 255 people were attended to.