Poverty-Stricken Cancer Patients in Tibet Receive Financial Aid

April 26, 2013
By Zhang HongpingEditor: Liu Yunting

Five poverty-stricken women suffering from breast or cervical cancer in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, recently received 50,000 yuan (US$ 8,110) each for treatment. The Nyingchi Women's Federation had applied to the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) for the financial aid.

Five poverty-stricken women suffering from breast or cervical cancer in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, recently received 50,000 yuan (US$ 8,110) each for treatment. [Tibet Women's Federation / Zhang Hongping]

Five poverty-stricken women suffering from breast or cervical cancer in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, recently received 50,000 yuan (US$ 8,110) each for treatment. [Tibet Women's Federation / Zhang Hongping]



In 2011, the central government announced that they will allocate 50 million yuan (US$ 7,728,454) during each year of the 12th Five-Year Plan period towards helping the ACWF set up the 'Special Fund for Underprivileged Women with Breast/Cervical Cancer.' The fund is earmarked for rural women residents.

The fund is a follow-up endeavor to promote the health of rural women after the recent free breast or cervical cancer screening program carried out by the ACWF and National Health and Family Planning Commission.

(Provided by Tibet Women's Federation)

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