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2006-07-18
An ADRA China community development project in the village of Zaduo, Qinghai, was featured in the People’s Republic of China Yearbook for 2005. The project includes health care and health promotion activities as well as support for a residential school for orphans.“Accidents and disease have led to early death for many adults in the region around Zaduo,” explains Art Schwarz, director of ADRA China. “This removes the support from the family and leaves children and the elderly without an...
2006-07-17
In 2003, ADRA was invited by a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Qinghai to become involved in the school and community in Zaduo. In 2004, a group of ADRA staff members and volunteers from Hong Kong and Canada made the arduous journey over the Tibetan Plateau to investigate. While there, a nurse in the group disbursed simple medicines and examined the complaints of patients, while others conducted a needs assessment in the community. The team returned in 2005, armed with a more extensive collection ...
2006-07-17
Zaduo county is under the jurisdiction of Yu Shu Tibetan Autonomous prefecture, to the southwest of Xi Ning City, Capital of Qinghai province. It is bounded to the south by the Tibet Autonomous Region. County level government is located in Zaduo, 260 kilometers from the prefecture government. Of a total population of 34,000, 98% are Tibetan. It sits to the north slope of Tanggula Mountain at an average of 4,200 meters above sea level. Zaduo county is the source of Lancang River. The average annu...
2006-07-17
As a rough estimate, there are over 1,000 orphans in the region. Local communities lack the resources to properly care for these orphans and lift them out of poverty. They began life as normal children, living with their parents. But people living in the depths of poverty vulnerable to poor health. Some of their parents contracted preventable diseases, and died because poor healthcare or because they cannot afford what health care services are available. Poor sanitation, lack of clean drinki...
2006-06-14
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