Weekly Newsletter:May 12, 2017

May 15, 2017

This Week’s Highlights

Speaker: Dr. Zhang Tiejun, Hebei Children’s Hospital
Topic: GOL Hypo Project

Hebei Children’s Hospital is our long term partner in the Gift of Life project. Originally a heart surgery program for underprivileged children, GOL has from 2015 supported the surgery of six children suffering from hypospadias.

According to Dr. Zhang hypospadias (on Wikipedia) is not a rare condition in China. About 50,000 boys are born each year with symptoms. The rate is 1/300 and rising. Treatment often involves multiple and specialized surgeries. Hebei Children’s Hospital dispatches pediatric urologists to rural areas to examine children with defects, educating families about seeking medical treatment and advice from experts. They also provide clinical training to rural county surgeons. With the implementation of the GOL-Hypo project, the hospital now has 6 surgeons. Helped by the deployment of a medical screening van in villages, the number of successful treatments has been growing by 20% annually in the past two years.

*Above: Dr. Zhang receiving project fund from our club


*Left: Visiting Rtn Harley presenting a box of tea from their organic farm
*Right: PP. Mike announcing Riviera Mandarin was granted provisional club.


Dinner on Tuesday May 16th
Our club is organizing a dinner next Tuesday, May 16th to celebrate the 1000th Rotary meeting in Beijing since 1996. Family and friends are all welcome.

Location: Italian Restaurant “La Dolce Vita” in Sanlitun, behind 3.3 Building
Time: 19:00 Reception, 19:30 Dinner
Price RMB 300 per person
R.S.V.P. please contact Celine before Monday, May 15th.

**There will be no lunch on May 16th.

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Rotary Club of Beijing

Regular Meetings
Tuesday 12.30~14.00
Kempinski Hotel
Celine Lin
Club Administrator
+86 159 0121 4070