Mainland China and Hong Kong are connecting in many aspects, especially in medical and healthcare services. As passionate medical students of Hong Kong, we believe that reaching beyond our local community is important. Thus, mainland China is also a main pillar of our services. Throughout regional services, we aim to provide medical education and health checks to underprivileged citizens across the border.
Green Cataract Service Trips
Green Cataract Service Trips
The Cataract service programme is held in collaboration with an NGO called Green Action. It consists of a few short trips to Guangzhou, enabling participants to take a glimpse into the screening, diagnosis and treatment of Cataract in Mainland China. In the screening section, participants are able to observe closely and help with the screening procedures while visiting patients with local service teams. Besides, participants will have a chance to provide assistance to the medical team in pre- and post-surgical procedures, learning how to facilitate the smooth running of the surgical process and extend care to the elderly who has undergone operation. We hope to recruit medical students to participate in such service trips, allowing them to gain inspiration when interacting with people in needed and provide them with opportunities to serve the elderly in the perspective of a future doctor.
A smile is the most beautiful expression of happiness. Yet, many children in Mainland China do not have a chance to smile due to their facial deformities. In cooperation with Operation Smile China, Medical Outreachers will provide precious opportunities to medical students to devote themselves in the medical missions which reconstruct children’s smile. During these trips, medical students may help with pre or post operation care, or clinical translators within the clinical setting.
Organized by Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), these regional service trips target rural areas in Mainland China where health issues are prevalent, but have not been properly addressed. Separated into two trips of needs assessment and health intervention, each medical mission is catered to the needs of the village through the collec- tion of data. Through this trip, students are able to positively reflect on the need of continuity in healthcare and the importance of catered healthcare systems.
In cooperation with Operation Concern, regional trips have been organized to poverty striken and remote areas of Mainland China. Along with medical professionals, medical students are able to reach out and treat the poor and the handi- capped during these trips. The aim is to revisit centres within the mainland and revist them at least once a year in various small teams, each led by a designated orthopaedic surgeon.