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Project HOPE Launches Rehabilitation Program to Address Needs of Thousands Recovering from Injuries Sustained During the May 12, 2008 Earthquake
Date:5/12/2009

70,000 people injured during the earthquake require long-term specialized care to properly heal

Millwood, VA and Beijing, China (Vocus) May 12, 2009 -- On the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province, Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization, is officially launching the China Rehabilitation Medicine Program. The three-year program is collaboration between Project HOPE and China's Ministry of Health, with support from several of Project HOPE's corporate and foundation partners.

The purpose of the program is to increase both the accessibility and quality of rehabilitation services in the earthquake-affected areas of the Sichuan Province, as well as contribute to the improvement of rehabilitation services throughout China.

"Project HOPE is proud to launch this comprehensive rehabilitation program in cooperation with the Chinese government which will not only help those who need the care immediately, but will serve as a platform to improve overall rehabilitative care throughout China," said John P. Howe, III, M.D., President and CEO of Project HOPE. "This program is an excellent example of HOPE's commitment to provide long-term help following disaster situations, and at the same time, it helps those impacted build capacity to make their own health care systems stronger for the future."

Project HOPE has been working in China for more than 25 years. Immediately following the massive, May 12, 2008 earthquake, several Project HOPE trained medical professionals in China were dispatched to the earthquake zone to help survivors. Project HOPE's staff in China continued to work closely with in-country corporate offices, the Ministry of Health, the Sichu
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