2014 Free Cancer Screenings Kick Off in Zhejiang

March 28, 2014
By Chen YeEditor: Yang Yang
2014 Free Cancer Screenings Kick Off in Zhejiang
The program 'Cherishing Life and Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings' kicked off in Hangzhou Armed Police Hospital. [Provided by Zhejiang Women's Federation]

The program 'Cherishing Life and Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings' kicked off at the Conference to the Public Welfare Activity of 'Zhejiang Women's Health Assistance Base' in Hangzhou Armed Police Hospital, on March 25. 

In 2013, Zhejiang Women's Health Association Base launched 189 related activities, which is an increase of 29.5 percent compared to the number of activities launched during the same period of last year, these activities included: popularizing health education for more than 20 thousand people; organizing 83 free physical examinations activities benefiting over 7,500 people; delivering 106 lectures, which is a 63.1 percent increase compared with the same period of last year; providing medical expenses for impoverished women totaling 320,000 yuan (U.S. $51,616); offering all kinds of health materials and 50 thousand gifts; and investing about 400,000 yuan (U.S. $64,360). Since February 2008, Zhejiang Wome's Health Association Base has established he partnerships with more than 500 companies and launched 573 public welfare activities, which funded medical expenses of nearly 1.5 million yuan (U.S. $241,350) and investing 3.2 million yuan (U.S. $514,880) in total.   

Jointly founded by the Zhejiang Women's Federation, the Zhejiang Women and Children's Foundation and the Hangzhou Armed Police Hospital, Zhejiang Women's Health Assistance Base is a public health assistance platform mainly servicing Zhejiang women, especially impoverished and floating, left-behind women, those whose husbands have left their rural hometowns to seek better-paying jobs in the cities. 

(Provided by Zhejiang Women's Federation / Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)

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