SURMANG FOUNDATION on Doctor's Review
Here is Janis Tseyonjee's graduation from Tulane with an MPH
Here is Janis Tseyonjee's graduation from Tulane with an MPH.
EXTENDING LIFE IN TIBET
In 1987, Lee Weingrad '66 (philosophy) first traveled to Tibet in search of the 500-year-old Surmang Dutsi-til, the fabled hill of elixir of immortality. What he found instead were impoverished nomads whose hardscrabble existence was a day-to-day struggle for survival...
Mother's Day 2013
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There is a scholarly article about the Surmang Community Health Worker model of home-based health care at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-486X.12004/abstract
New York City Ties Doctors' Income to Quality of Care
New York City Hospitals to Tie Doctorsí Performance Pay to Quality Measures - NYTimes.com
Doctors in Tibet
2012-Looking Back on 2012Ö and ahead to 2013
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Surmang Foundation RCMS Partnership
Village Health Worker (VHW) Training Summer 2012
Surmang KAP Public Health Survey.
Here is the published public health assessment about the Surmang region, quantifying record high infant and maternal mortality levels. It was this assessment that moved us to create our Community Health Worker program.
Assessment of Surmang Prototype by Peking University
Here is the published assessment done by Peking University Institute of Population Studies. It is a head-to-head analysis of outcomes in our clinic, with other clinics an demonstrates the quality, efficiency, popularity and cost-effectiveness of the Surmang Clinic.
Lee Weingrad, Executive Director, Surmang Foundation, was interviewed by Marc
In 2009 Surmang Foundation partnered with Peking University Institute of Population Studies to analyze the Surmang Foundation Clinic. Their team of 2 professors, 8 graduate students and 8 interpreters traveled all over Yushu Prefecture to compare the outputs and policies of the Surmang Clinic to the township clinics in the public health system. The report card we got was very good indeed: higher quality medicine, lower prescription of meds, much higher patient use.
The Geography of Poverty and Wealth
What's the cause of poverty? Why do people observe the religions they do? To our astonishment, the answer to both questions is the same: geography. If you are born in a place where there is a desert, where there are no navigable rivers, where you can't drive a car or land a plane, the chances are very high you will be poor.
Where we work
"What accounts for poverty? what accounts for infant and maternal mortality. The answer, according to Prof. Jeffrey Sachs (Geography of Poverty and Wealth) is geography. Here are maps of the catchment where we work, places where you can't land a plane, navigate a river, plant crops. These maps show us where are the most inhospitable places, where are mothers are most at risk, where poverty is greatest, where do China's minorities live? By overlaying these maps, we can show where we work and where we want to work."
Study on the Accessibility of maternal health services for Tibetan women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Yushu autonomous prefecture
Parasol 2012 Auction
2011 Surmang CHW Report
Parasol 2012 (Chinese)
Surmang Foundation 2011 Summary (Chinese)
2011 Annual Report
1st Rural Health Festival
On remote Tibetan plateau, a health-care program that could be a model for China
Let the Yak Calves Take Care of the Milking
Interview with Dawn Factor
Rural Health Festival 2011
Rural Health Festival 2011
Providing Health Services to Indigenous Peoples
BMJ Vol. 327, 23 August 2003
GlobalGiving Project Report: Yushu Earthquake Surviva
The 1st Year --transplanting Surmang Model into the Public Health System
Yushu Earthquake 2010 Video is up
Surmang Foundation Annual Report 2010 is up
Surmang Signs Historic Agreement with Chinese Government
KGNU Interview in Boulder, 29 June 2010
KGNU Interview in Boulder with Lee Weingrad, Julie Carpenter, and Dawn Factor concerning Rural Health in Asia. Please be patient - the interview starts a couple of minutes into the broadcast and after some music. Listen.
Earthquake at Surmang and new housing for our doctors
Surmang to Sign Major Agreement with Chinese Government
The Chinese Government has invited Surmang Foundation to sign a major and historic partnership agreement at the end of November. Surmang has operated a private clinic in Yushu County, Qinghai Province since 1992.
Yushu Diary: Back From the Edge
Aiding southwestern China after the earthquake and beyond
Assessment of the Surmang Prototype Emergency Assessment Yushu Earthquake 2010
An Assessment of the Surmang Prototype Emergency Assessment Yushu Earthquake.
Jake Hooker in the New York Times
Our own Jake Hooker is featured in the New York Times.
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Yushu Tent City and Community Health Workers