Charity and Mission
2020 – Covid 19 Donations
When the pandemic first broke out in Wuhan, China, Dr. Zhao was contacted by his alumni group to help.
Dr. Zhao was able to gather 2000 3M N95 masks to provide for front line workers in China.
Masks were donated to our neighbors at the San Gabriel Medical Valley Center.
Dr. Zhao designated his donation to their Emergency room department to ensure their
staff have enough protective gear to help with the influx of potential Covid-19 patients.
Surgical masks and face shields were donated to local senior homes and rehabilitation centers.
The supplies were given to the staff and residents of the centers to keep them safe.
– Mainstream Health Center
– Ivy Creek Healthcare Center
– Arcadia Healthcare Center
– The Piedmont Senior Apt
– Live Oak Rehabilitation Center
– Monrovia Garden Healthcare Center
– Elmcrest Care Center
Our efforts continued on to the homeless and low income communities.
Through the help of our friends, Mei and Bill, we were able to have our supplies
reach those in need.
We are once again working with the people of IMAHelps.
Thank you to Annika and Donovan for coming out and picking up
the donation. These supplies will help those risking their daily
health in the Coachella Valley, CA.
Update: September, 2020
We received an update from the team at IMAHelps that our donations back in May have been distributed to migrant workers
and Coachella Valley Rescue Center, a homeless relief center. Thank you for to the people who are still working hard to get supplies
to those in need and doing such an amazing job.
2019 – Bhutang Medical Mission
Arriving in Bhutang.
Thanks to the help of my two Bhutanese interpreters, Sherab and Dophu. Without them, I would not be able to do a good job during his medical mission.
Teamwork for the medical mission in Gangteng Monastery.
2019 – Paraguay Medical Mission
Near Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay, many people are forced to leave their homes at the river bank and live in temporary board rooms at the river bank. Due to the river water flood, they are facing the life challenges of lack of food and healthcare support.
The Asuncion branch of Tzu-Chi foundation, a world known Taiwan based non-profit organization, has continued to send out volunteers to check on the people that are suffering from the water floods. The organization prepares prompt food support for the people of Asuncion. A small medical team from the IMAHELPS, also goes to deliver medical support for those in desperate need.
IMAHELPS is a renowned California based non-profit medical organization with a long history and high working efficiency. It has benefited over 6,800 patients in Paraguay last year with a worth of $5.3 million US dollars.
This year, the organization once again recruited many experts from: surgery, OBGYN, pain management, internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, dental, pharmacy and acupuncture, etc. They gathered at the Hospital General of De Luque, to deliver a 10 day (7/25-8/04) healthcare mission to the local people of Asuncion. Medical training was also given to the local doctors.
According to the preliminary data, in this mission, at least 6,500 patients were treated. The medical economic worth will be analyzed and released later.
Exchange of medical knowledge is not limited by country borders. It is so much fun to give out and share the helpful technology of medicine.
A total of 13 doctors were trained intensively for common pain diagnosis and injection techniques. Doctors being trained included: Luque hospital chief, hospital neurosurgeon, internist and OBGYN doctor from Tzu-Chi foundation.
2012 – Zhi Za Temple Charity Mission
On May 9 to 11, 2012, Dr. Chong-hao Zhao, together with his friend Mr. Daniel Chen had a 3 days’ charity mission trip to Zhi Za Temple at Hualong County, Qinghai, China. The trip to Zhi Za Temple was to serve for a few charity purposes:
1. to investigate and provide support to the ongoing reconstruction of the Great Chanting Hall
2. to establish a long-term plan to help out the orphans raised in the temple, and the sick Monks
3. to provide free treatment to the monks who suffer from chronic pain.
2011 – Yushu Medical Mission
On April 14, 2010, a registered magnitude of 6.9 earthquake struck Yushu, Qinghai, China. It took 2,698 lives, injured 12,135 of, and 270 missing.
From September 3rd to 18th 2011, Dr. Chong-hao Zhao, together with other 18 medical professionals and volunteers in the name of “International Medical Alliance” went to the epicenter to provide free clinic and medicine to the Tibetans in Yushu Country Hospital. The services included general surgery, cardiology, anesthesiology, pain management and neurology, as well as general medicine. The mission was very successful and appreciated.
2007 – Charity
In January 2007, Chong-hao Zhao MD, PhD Educational Fund supported hundreds of students in Ri-Xin (日新小学) Primary School at Meizhou City in Guangdong Province, with the followings:
1. Books and stationary for one hundred students.
2. School uniforms for fifty students.
3. Living support for fifty students.
Sui-Fang Su Educational Assistantship
Sui-Fang Su Educational Assistanship was the first assistantship set up in the summer 2003, under the Chong-hao Zhao, MD, PhD Educational Fund. Ms. Sui-Fang Su, grandmother of Dr. Zhao, is a retired teacher from He-Xiang-Ning Memorial Primary School in Guangzhou, China. This school is established nearly a half century ago to honor Ms. He-Xiang-Ning, a famous celebrity who had devoted her whole life to the revolution and improvement of China.Ms. Su served as a teacher in this school for more than 40 years and her significant contribution has been greatly appreciated.A lot of her students now serve as the local governors and teachers. The Sui-Fang Su Educational Assistantship was established to honor Ms. Su’s phenomenal contribution to the education of the nation’s youth.During the years 2003-2005, near 20 students have received funds from this assistantship to pay their tuition and book fees.