ACWF VP Holds Inspection Tour on Poverty Relief in NW China

October 20, 2018甘肃省
Editor: Liu Yang
ACWF VP Holds Inspection Tour on Poverty Relief in NW China
Tan Lin (R3) speaks with several patients during her inspection tour at a hospital in Xihe County, Northwest China's Gansu Province, from October 16-17. [All-China Women's Federation]


Tan Lin, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), conducted an inspection tour in Xihe County, Northwest China's Gansu Province, from October 16-17.

The two-day tour, which was commissioned by the Leading Party Group of the ACWF, was a move to act on Chinese President Xi Jinping's key instructions on carrying out poverty alleviation campaigns nationwide, and to advance the mass organization's work on poverty eradication.

During her visit to Xihe People's Hospital, Tan spoke with several doctors from Beijing Shijitan Hospital and Capital Institute of Pediatrics who had gone there to offer local residents free medical services. Meanwhile, she also learned about the health situation of women from local poverty-stricken families.

Tan also visited a poverty-relief workshop, a TCM cooperative and the county' maternity and child healthcare hospital. At those sites, she talked with locals about their engagement in poverty alleviation through the development of targeted industries and the creation of employment opportunities.

In addition, Tan learned about the utility of an artificial intelligence lab to help medical workers gain a precise diagnosis of the premalignant condition of cervical cancer.

Tan urged local officials to better implement President Xi's important instructions on winning the battle against poverty, devote themselves to the nationwide campaign, and increase local people's sense of fulfillment, happiness and safety.

Statistics show that the ACWF has allocated financial aid and medical equipment worth over 27 million yuan to Xihe and Zhangxian, two counties in Gansu, since the federation built a partnership of assistance with them in 2016.

For example, China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) has contributed 11 mobile medical-service vehicles under the Health Express for Mothers scheme in the two counties, held free medical exams and provided other forms of assistance to local residents during the same period.

(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)

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