Health authority says trachoma no longer public health problem in China

Xinhua 9th June 2018 Health authority says trachoma no longer public health problem in China Trachoma, an infectious disease that can cause blindness, is no longer a public health problem in China, said an official with the National Health Commission. The prevalence of active trachoma and trachomatous trichiasis (in-turned eyelashes) among Chinese is far below… Continue Reading Health authority says trachoma no longer public health problem in China

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China’s cataract surgical rate continues to increase

ecns 10th June 2018 China’s cataract surgical rate continues to increase The cataract surgical rate (CSR), measuring the number of procedures per million people, now exceeds 2,000 in China, according to the National Health Commission. “The CSR was 800 in 2010 and 370 in 2000. A higher CSR indicates a higher treatment rate,” said Jiao… Continue Reading China’s cataract surgical rate continues to increase

Chinese library teaches the blind how to use smartphones

Abacus 8th June 2018 Chinese library teaches the blind how to use smartphones How handset features help visually impaired people “see” the world Besides offering hundreds of Braille titles, the library also gives lessons on how to use screen-reading smartphone apps to make phone calls and send messages. It may not be apparent to most,… Continue Reading Chinese library teaches the blind how to use smartphones

Teacher Helping Mentally Challenged Children Integrate

Women of China 7th June 2018 Teacher Helping Mentally Challenged Children Integrate A retired physics teacher is putting her scientific mind to work to help youngsters with a wide assortment of cognitive disabilities. Over the past 18 years, more than 2,000 children have received systematic education at Wang Lijun’s training center for emotionally and mentally… Continue Reading Teacher Helping Mentally Challenged Children Integrate

Changes Help More Disabled Students to Take Gaokao

Women in China 7th June 2018 Changes Help More Disabled Students to Take Gaokao Editor: Wushanshan This week, millions of hopefuls will take the grueling college entry exam, but for one group, it presents an even greater challenge, as Zou Shuo reports. The gaokao, China’s national college entrance exam, takes place this week. It is a… Continue Reading Changes Help More Disabled Students to Take Gaokao

Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight

Ecns 5th June 2018 Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight More than one-third of the Chinese population suffers from nearsightedness, with youth below 19 accounting for a large proportion, according to data released by the National Health Commission on Monday. The number of people with myopia in China “has reached 450… Continue Reading Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight

Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones

South China Morning Post 6th June 2018 Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones By Sidney Leng A private Braille library in southwest China has started offering classes to teach blind people how to use smartphones, according to a mainland news portal. The library opened last October in a private bookstore in Kunming,… Continue Reading Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones

Nearly 90 percent of high school students suffer from myopia

shine.cn 4th June 2018 Nearly 90 percent of high school students suffer from myopia By Cai Wenjun Over half of local primary and middle school students suffer myopia, or nearsightedness, making the condition an important public health problem for children and teenagers, the local health authority said ahead of National Eye Care Day which falls on… Continue Reading Nearly 90 percent of high school students suffer from myopia

China’s new rehabilitation system to better help disabled children

Xinhua 2nd June 2018 China’s new rehabilitation system to better help disabled children A new rehabilitation system will be put into operation to help children with disabilities on Oct. 1, said Jia Yong, vice president of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, at a news briefing Friday. According to a guideline approved by the State Council,… Continue Reading China’s new rehabilitation system to better help disabled children

New system to help disabled children

Ecns 2nd June 2018  New system to help disabled children China Daily Editor : Li Yan China will operate a new rehabilitation system to help millions of children with disabilities, starting on Oct 1, as approved by the State Council, senior officials said on International Children’s Day, which was observed on Friday. By 2020, the… Continue Reading New system to help disabled children