Yushu Medical Institute in Yushu, China

Yushu Medical Institute

On April 14, 2010, Yushu (in Tibet) was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in which thousands of people lost their lives leaving several injured and many children orphans. With the sole objective to support those earthquake victims, a Tibetan medical institute was established in Yushu. The project was initiated with the support of Judy Chang from Taiwan and since 2014 other Chinese friends from mainland China also joined hands for this noble cause. This institute cures more than 40 sick patients everyday and also has 24 students learning Tibetan medicine. The project is run under the management of NgawangYonten supported by two Tibetan doctors and three staffs. The initiative plans to teach up to 300 students by 2020.