Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF) Strollerthon

5 Jan

CMF will be hosting their inaugural Strollerthon at Cyberport on February 19, 2012. Mums, dads, babies and children are invited to walk, push and roll to and raise money to save the life of newborn babies in rural China. More details about the event and how you can form a team will be coming soon.

If you would like to receive more information about the 2012 Strollerthon in benefit of the Children’s Medical Foundation or would like to participate in the event, please email strollerthon@cmf.org.hk.

About CMF: The Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF) was established in 1995 (as Project HOPE Hong Kong) as a part of the US charitable organization Project HOPE, a non-profit international health education foundation.

CMF‘s first project was to help establish the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre – the first state-of-the-art children’s hospital in China. Since then, CMF has continued to develop and implement programs in China with the aim of improving the health care available to children. These programs include:

– The establishment of 20 Neonatal Intensive Care Units to treat severely ill newborn babies in rural, underserved areas in China.
– The Indigent Children’s Fund which has funded the life saving surgeries of 173 orphaned or poor children.
– The Western Training Program (until 2008) which provides one-year intensive pediatric training for doctors and nurses in socio-economically disadvantaged provinces in China.
– The HIV Peer Education Program (until 2007) which educated all children attending middle and high school level education in Shanghai, as well as students in San Ming, Fujian Province and Bei Hai, Guangxi Province.
– The establishment of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Centre.

In 2006, CMF became an independent, self-governing, self-sustaining charitable social service organization, allowing their focus and resources to remain in Asia. Their Board of Directors is a 100% giving board – their contributions cover 100% of CMF‘s administration costs. This means that 100% of donors’ contributions are applied to the programs of our charity.

CMF‘s current programmatic focus is on improving the healthcare available to newborn babies in China where the rate of death of infants in rural areas is amongst the highest in Asia and where CMF has established strong historical institutional relationships. CMF programs are centered around capacity building through training, collaborative program development and improving infrastructure; leveraging partnerships and networks with their healthcare partners at the local and national level; and providing emergency funding for families who cannot afford life-saving treatment for their babies. Monitoring and evaluation are key elements of their program design, and accountability and transparency in use of donor funds.

Their Mission: The mission of the Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF) is to develop and implement sustainable solutions in health care for children in Asia, and in particular for children in underprivileged situations.

For more information on CMF please visit their website

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