On September 17, "light a lamp to illuminate a whole family" - - the road of love to send health knowledge program for the people on the plateau was jointly conducted by the Publicity and Education Center of Sichuan Health and Family Planning Commission and Changsha Teresa Bright Charitable Foundation, supported by SSCLF - Ivy Public Welfare Fund. Trucks loaded with scientific health knowledge manuals and materials the people on the plateau urgently needed, arrived at the townships of Ganzi prefecture directly from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.
Deep in the hinterland of Sichuan province, Ganzi prefecture is a minority inhabited region. Because of inconvenient traffic, scattered settlements, women's conservative and lack of basic awareness of women's health, as well as their Living habits formed from Tibetan unique ethnic culture, the local people’s overall health level is relatively low, the STD infection ratio and neonatal congenital disease rate remain high.
In order to change this situation, SSCLF - Ivy Public Welfare Fund donors Mr. Zhang Liang and MS. Ye Yiqian decided to provide financial support to "light a lamp to illuminate a whole family" - - the road of love to send health knowledge program, conducted by Changsha Teresa Bright Charitable Foundation, to help the local women in gynecological, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV / AIDS prevention and women's maternal health knowledge promotion in Ganzi and Liangshan Prefectures in Sichuan province. The project implementation party specially designed and published a Tibetan - Chinese bilingual scientific health knowledge manual. It combines graphic and text and vividly display a variety of correct life habits which the local people must pay attention to and develop. The manual content covers eugenics, women's disease prevention and early detection of AIDS, tuberculosis and venereal disease. At the same time, the implementation party distributed women's health package, video CD and other materials to the participating women. The local health and family planning commission provided free medical services to the masses participating in the activities.
The event has covered 12 townships in Ganzi and Liangshan prefectures, benefitting more than 7,000 people, issuing nearly 10,000 copies of scientific health manual.
Mr. Zhang Liang won the championship in the second quarter show “Star Chef Drive” in Jiangsu TV and he donated all bonuses totaling 1 million yuan to SSCLF - Ivy Public Welfare Fund, earmarked for the poor areas in West China to improve the living conditions of women and children.
Number of people receiving free medical services and medicine
Copies of Scientific Health Handbooks
Promoting women’s Health
Public Health Center WengdaTownship, Seda County
Public Health Center YanggeTownship, Seda County
Public Health Center， XuriTownship, Seda County
Public Health Center Daze Township, Seda County
Public Health Center YalongTownship, Seda County
Public Health Center Zongda Township Luhuo County
Public Health Center Zhuwo Township Luhuo County
Public Health Center Renda Township Luhuo County
Luhuo County Maternity and Child Health Hospital
Public Health Center Bamei Township Daofu County
Public Health Center Xiede Township Daofu County
Public Health Center Seka Township Daofu County
Covering 12 Townships, travelling 2,500KM