Kerry Group and ZeShan Foundation, to popularise Care Food and promote exchanges in the food & beverage industry. The Working Group will strengthen community outreach and public education through workshops and exhibitions. It also hopes to drive the development of Care Food Seed Restaurants through collaborations in different communities. This network of eateries will enable people with dysphagia to easily find suitable food and enjoy meals at the same table as their family, thus fostering a caring and inclusive society.

House of Senior Wellness

Happy Ageing Lab Foundation, Hong Kong

House of Senior Wellness

Happy Ageing Lab Foundation, Hong Kong

Against the backdrop of increased longevity, we have witnessed an influx of expertise and ideas across sectors to reimagine various fronts of life after adulthood, from daily living, to participation in learning, work and social activities.  However, when it comes to living space where elders spend most of their time in, we might find it less often to talk about and act on.

Sharing the vision for bridging gaps in senior housing development, ZeShan Foundation teamed up with Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation in early 2023 to provide a 2-year capacity building grant for incubating Happy Ageing Lab Foundation as the new think-and-do tank to build a more age-friendly living environment.

Happy Ageing Lab Foundation will keep pushing forward on the endeavours in revamping the design and management of local built environment for healthy ageing, through (i) advancing its capacity in knowledge mobilisation (ii) connecting and supporting more like-minded housing providers & professionals, NGOs, and of course residents to pilot innovative age-friendly housing design around Hong Kong.

ZeShan looks forward to seeing where this journey will lead us to.  May there be more inclusive housing design ideas in bloom? Would it be possible to enrich existing narratives around active ageing?  Let’s stay tuned.

Alexa Li
Assistant Program Manager
ZeShan Foundation

Elderly participants sharing their thoughts on the ideal open space in housing estates during a co-design workshop.
Youth sharing their opinions on their living patterns and expectations on intergenerational living in a focus group.
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Elderly participants sharing their thoughts on the ideal open space in housing estates during a co-design workshop.
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Against the backdrop of increased longevity, we have witnessed an influx of expertise and ideas across sectors to reimagine various fronts of life after adulthood, from daily living, to participation in learning, work and social activities.  However, when it comes to living space where elders spend most of their time in, we might find it less often to talk about and act on.

Sharing the vision for bridging gaps in senior housing development, ZeShan Foundation teamed up with Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation in early 2023 to provide a 2-year capacity building grant for incubating Happy Ageing Lab Foundation as the new think-and-do tank to build a more age-friendly living environment.

Happy Ageing Lab Foundation will keep pushing forward on the endeavours in revamping the design and management of local built environment for healthy ageing, through (i) advancing its capacity in knowledge mobilisation (ii) connecting and supporting more like-minded housing providers & professionals, NGOs, and of course residents to pilot innovative age-friendly housing design around Hong Kong.

ZeShan looks forward to seeing where this journey will lead us to.  May there be more inclusive housing design ideas in bloom? Would it be possible to enrich existing narratives around active ageing?  Let’s stay tuned.

 

Alexa Li
Assistant Program Manager
ZeShan Foundation

 

Tsz Kwan Lai
Assistant Operations Manager
ZeShan Foundation

Moreover, this project is also testing a community-based referral system for professional treatment and a co-payment system referencing government subsidy scale like Health Care Voucher and Community Care Service Voucher, etc. Evidence-based evaluation would also be conducted in order to assess the project outcomes, including connectivity between social resources and the actual needs for these underserved communities in remote areas.

As an effort to expand its partnership, SKDCC has also received free health coaching for its nurse staff and free nursing support from the project team of HomeAge of the City University of Hong Kong.

Tsz Kwan Lai
Assistant Operations Manager
ZeShan Foundation

Related Links

Website:

Media (Chinese Only):

外展護士:
不單照顧鄉郊長者的醫療需要 關心她們心靈及社福需要 @ 卓越實踐在社福2021
Link (Youtube 平台)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

Related Links

Website:

Media (Chinese Only):

外展護士:
不單照顧鄉郊長者的醫療需要 關心她們心靈及社福需要 @ 卓越實踐在社福2021
Link (Youtube 平台)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

「校園新氣象」計劃 香港首個校本空氣質素監測網絡成立 協助校園改善空氣質素 – 明校網 – 全港幼稚園、小學、中學及國際學校資訊平台
Link (Mingpao News)

Missing Links between Primary Healthcare and Rural Elderly

Sai Kung District Community Center, Hong Kong

Missing Links between Primary Healthcare and Rural Elderly

Sai Kung District Community Center, Hong Kong

Health inequity in rural areas is sometimes neglected in our city.  In Sai Kung alone, there are more than 158,800 senior citizens, accounting for 32% of the district population.  It is estimated that at least 10,000 of them are still living dispersedly and remotely among 110 rural villages, very far away from the closest major government-funded healthcare facilities in the urban town of Tseung Kwan O.

In addition, insufficient internet coverage remains as one of the greatest hurdles for implementing telehealth services there, as concluded in our supported pilot project by Sai Kung District Community Centre (SKDCC).    Despite numerous barriers, as a community-based NGO, SKDCC continues its pursuit to address the service gaps at the first contact point of primary healthcare system and to explore more effective solutions for ageing-in-place in rural areas.

Since July 2022, ZeShan Foundation, together with Kerry Group, has therefore been co-funding SKDCC’s another 3-year pilot project “Mobile Primary Healthcare in Rural Sai Kung for Elderly”. The team has been reaching out to elderly villagers to strengthen their self-efficacy, through combining the use of smart devices for monitoring, health coaching, mobilisation of community health ambassadors and case management, with a more holistic lens of maintaining a better quality of life in terms of healthcare and social connections.   These approaches align with ZeShan’s three guiding principles, namely ‘empowerment’ (by increasing the capacity of older persons to take charge of their own health, and of communities to take care of each), “engagement & collaboration” (by facilitating partnerships among social workers, pharmacies, researchers and community members, including the development of protocols and mechanism of collaboration), and “catalyzing innovations and flexibility” (by providing capital to an NGO such as SKDCC to test new collaborations and engage policy-making stakeholders).

Outreach service in the villages
Chinese medicine practitioner checking on villager
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Health inequity in rural areas is sometimes neglected in our city.  In Sai Kung alone, there are more than 158,800 senior citizens, accounting for 32% of the district population.  It is estimated that at least 10,000 of them are still living dispersedly and remotely among 110 rural villages, very far away from the closest major government-funded healthcare facilities in the urban town of Tseung Kwan O.

In addition, insufficient internet coverage remains as one of the greatest hurdles for implementing telehealth services there, as concluded in our supported pilot project by Sai Kung District Community Centre (SKDCC).    Despite numerous barriers, as a community-based NGO, SKDCC continues its pursuit to address the service gaps at the first contact point of primary healthcare system and to explore more effective solutions for ageing-in-place in rural areas.

Since July 2022, ZeShan Foundation, together with Kerry Group, has therefore been co-funding SKDCC’s another 3-year pilot project “Mobile Primary Healthcare in Rural Sai Kung for Elderly”. The team has been reaching out to elderly villagers to strengthen their self-efficacy, through combining the use of smart devices for monitoring, health coaching, mobilisation of community health ambassadors and case management, with a more holistic lens of maintaining a better quality of life in terms of healthcare and social connections.   These approaches align with ZeShan’s three guiding principles, namely ‘empowerment’ (by increasing the capacity of older persons to take charge of their own health, and of communities to take care of each), “engagement & collaboration” (by facilitating partnerships among social workers, pharmacies, researchers and community members, including the development of protocols and mechanism of collaboration), and “catalyzing innovations and flexibility” (by providing capital to an NGO such as SKDCC to test new collaborations and engage policy-making stakeholders).

Moreover, this project is also testing a community-based referral system for professional treatment and a co-payment system referencing government subsidy scale like Health Care Voucher and Community Care Service Voucher, etc. Evidence-based evaluation would also be conducted in order to assess the project outcomes, including connectivity between social resources and the actual needs for these underserved communities in remote areas.

As an effort to expand its partnership, SKDCC has also received free health coaching for its nurse staff and free nursing support from the project team of HomeAge of the City University of Hong Kong.

Tsz Kwan Lai
Assistant Operations Manager
ZeShan Foundation

Moreover, this project is also testing a community-based referral system for professional treatment and a co-payment system referencing government subsidy scale like Health Care Voucher and Community Care Service Voucher, etc. Evidence-based evaluation would also be conducted in order to assess the project outcomes, including connectivity between social resources and the actual needs for these underserved communities in remote areas.

As an effort to expand its partnership, SKDCC has also received free health coaching for its nurse staff and free nursing support from the project team of HomeAge of the City University of Hong Kong.

Tsz Kwan Lai
Assistant Operations Manager
ZeShan Foundation

Related Links

Website:

Media (Chinese Only):

外展護士:
不單照顧鄉郊長者的醫療需要 關心她們心靈及社福需要 @ 卓越實踐在社福2021
Link (Youtube 平台)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

Related Links

Website:

Media (Chinese Only):

外展護士:
不單照顧鄉郊長者的醫療需要 關心她們心靈及社福需要 @ 卓越實踐在社福2021
Link (Youtube 平台)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

《凝聚香港》-西貢鄉郊流動醫療康健計劃 -重溫(7’39‘’開始)
Link (香港電台 Podcast)

「校園新氣象」計劃 香港首個校本空氣質素監測網絡成立 協助校園改善空氣質素 – 明校網 – 全港幼稚園、小學、中學及國際學校資訊平台
Link (Mingpao News)

Tele-healthcare in Remote Villages of Sai Kung

Sai Kung District Community Center, Hong Kong

Sai Kung District Community Center (“SKDCC”) is committed to breaking the barriers of geographical dispersion and inconvenience in rural areas with technology, anticipating the perception of rural areas of Hong Kong as enticing alternatives to urban regions. By channeling community capital into the rural community, they are realizing their mission: “to connect and mobilize community resources, to love and care our folks and nature across Sai Kung.”

In joint efforts with ZeShan, SKDCC is providing primary healthcare services for village residents in a new program: Tele-healthcare and Medication Guidance Pilot Project in Sai Kung Rural Communities. The concerns of rural residents often remain in the periphery of the government’s attention, and is hardly addressed by healthcare resources currently provided by the government. One particular pain point is the difficulty rural residents face in reaching mainstream services and resources, especially the elderly population. This situation has only been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 epidemic, where it has become more difficult for them to update their health status, get medical follow-ups, and receive necessary treatment. SKDCC’s program aims at filling this service gap.

While the concept behind this project was not created from scratch, it not been realized due to a lack of resources specifically allocated by Hong Kong’s system to improve the aforementioned situation in rural areas. So far, the program has addressed 40 cases through the provision of 173 home-visit sessions by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. A total of 221 sessions were conducted for tele-nursing consultation, caregiver consultation and case follow-up.

ZeShan and SKDCC are both striving to make stronger impacts on society, optimistic from the attention and media coverage on this pressing issue brought about by this program. We are hopeful that the outcome evaluation will shed new light on both the social and healthcare sectors to improve the effectiveness of primary healthcare in rural areas.

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First Global Fund to Eliminate Hepatitis

The Hepatitis Fund, Global

The Hepatitis Fund (“THF”) is a global funding organization, which has been incubated by ZeShan Foundation since 2017.   Publicly known as EndHep2030, THF was officially detached from the sponsorship of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers (RPA) in November 2019, and registered as a non-profit organization in Geneva.  By funding a variety of efforts proven most effective, THF intends to overcome the barriers that currently prevent countries from properly addressing viral hepatitis as a global public health threat – a pandemic that will kill 1.4 million people a year.  

Following the 2016 Hepatitis Summit in Hong Kong, our support towards THF was part of our efforts to capstone the Hepatitis Program which has been developed since 2010.

For more details, please visit our partner’s website: https://endhep2030.org/

the hepatitis fund

Related Links

Global Hepatitis Resource Mobilization Conference

Project Feature: Hepatitis: The Stoppable Crisis

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Food Buddies in Kwai Tsing

Health in Action, Hong Kong

During the COVID-19 crisis, we supported Health in Action to address three aspects (physical, psychological and community) of needs and empowerment of low-income families, including working poor and ethnic minorities, in Hong Kong who suffer more under strain of the pandemic.  About 100 most at-risk families will be invited to join the first level of intervention to address the physical needs through cash transfer on fresh food and enhancing health awareness.  Families with mental stress will be invited to participate in second level of interventions on psychological needs and stress management to promote self-care competence. The third level is a Food Buddies program where ‘kai fongs’ will be empowered to co-create a mutual help platform toward a healthy community.

Project Goals:

Provide timely monitoring and support to low-income families to relieve the negative impact of food shortage and mental stress;

Engage and empower the low-income families by enhancing their health awareness, knowledge and behaviour; and

Motivate and mobilize the working poor and ethnic minorities families for providing mutual support to increase community resilience potential and facilitate them to co-create their own healthy community.

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Cancer Immunotherapy Research & Advanced Training

HKU - QIMR Berghofer, HK & Australia

ZeShan Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the cutting-edge cancer research and training carried out in the collaboration between Australia’s Queensland Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMR Berghofer) and Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. The transfer of knowledge and technology between these institutions has provided Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma patients in Hong Kong and Australia with access to ground-breaking cancer treatment, as well as training to Hong Kong post-doctoral fellows in the efforts to build up local capacity in cancer research and treatment.

“Heal Thyself”: Immunotherapy for “Cantonese tumor” 

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC 鼻咽癌) is an aggressive upper respiratory tract cancer common in East Asia. The 6th most common cancer among Hong Kong males, it’s prevalence in Southern China resulted in the nickname “Cantonese tumor” (廣東瘤). Within the focal area of NPC, the cross-institution research targeted their research on the development of immunotherapy treatment (免疫注射療法), a cell-based treatment that prepares a patient’s own immune system to fight the cancer. At the time of development, it was hoped that immunotherapy would be more effective in treating NPC in comparison to standard cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and at the same time avoid serious side effects of deafness and loss of taste.

Through their research, scientists resolved to extract killer T-cells, a type of white blood cell widely known as the “cancer assassin”, and prime them in a laboratory setting. Once infused back into the patient’s bloodstream, the “primed” cells are able to target and attack malignant cells from the Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus in NPC tumour cells while leaving normal ones intact.

While immunotherapy was a relatively new form of treatment, experts such as Prof. Roy Herbst, chief of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Centre in the US, had expressed in media interviews the hope that it could potentially replace chemotherapy as the standard cancer treatment within five years.

Phase I Clinical Trial (2009-2012)

In 2008, ZeShan first supported the Phase I clinical trial of this research. The trial took place between 2009 to 2012, recruiting 30 late-stage NPC patients from Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. The results demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of the developed treatment, improving life expectancy to an overall survival rate of 523 days compared to the 220 days for patients who did not receive the treatment.

 

Phase II Clinical Trial & Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2018)

In 2015, ZeShan continued its support to the second phase clinical trial of this collaboration. The trial began in September of 2015 and was completed in 2018, throughout which immunotherapy treatment was offered to another 30 patients, in this phase targeting patients in earlier stages of NPC in both Hong Kong and Australia. Patients were given up to 6 killer T-cell infusions over 12 weeks and consistently monitored, but were given standard treatment if their diseases progressed.

One element in this collaboration was a four-month advanced training for Hong Kong post-doctoral fellows to master scientific techniques of producing clinical grade killer T-cells, ensuring a solid foundation for further development of local talent in research and clinical care. The training was conducted at QIMR Berghofer’s manufacturing facility, Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics, which was the first facility in Australia to be granted regulatory approval by the country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration to prepare clinical grade T-cell therapies. This magnifies the hope that Hong Kong could eventually set up its very own accredited laboratory, which would allow the city to prepare its own T-cells rather than having them transported between Australia and Hong Kong.

MOU Signing Ceremony

On 28th August 2015, the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining the convergence and collaboration over cutting-edge cancer research and training, supported by ZeShan Foundation. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, among other guests. Mr. Roy Chen, Director of ZeShan, delivered a speech on behalf of the foundation.

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“At ZeShan, our philosophy of giving has always been underpinned by three guiding principles: Strategic Philanthropy, Lasting Impact, and Effective Partnership. We have seen all three come together wonderfully in this project. By supporting cutting-edge research by two leading medical research institutions, we hope to help create maximum impact with our funding.”
——Mr. Roy Chen, Director, ZeShan Foundation

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Quantifying Hepatitis B and C Burden in Asia

CDA Foundation, Asia

Viral hepatitis continues to be one of the deadliest infections in the world, attributed as the cause of one death every 25 seconds, as well as being identified as the leading cause of liver cancer in the world.  Most cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are in Asia, so it is important to quantify the disease burden in Asia to help international agencies, public health organizations and policy-makers develop strategies to eliminate these infections.

Today, there are many treatments to eliminate viral hepatitis.  With the availability of vaccines that can effectively prevent Hepatitis B, many countries have adopted large-scale vaccination practices for infants, one such example being China. Treatment for Hepatitis B has also been developed for patients who had been infected prior to the availability of vaccines, and existing treatments for Hepatitis C can cure patients within the span of 12 weeks.  However, many cases of HBV and HCV still remain untreated to this day.

Since 2018, the ZeShan Foundation has been providing funding to the Center for Disease Analysis Foundation in their efforts to help countries in Asia eliminate hepatitis B and C in the region.  To study and publish a report on the breadth of hepatitis B and C burden across Asia, the CDA Foundation worked closely with Asian countries to collect data on the number of people infected, diagnosed, and treated. In this project, mathematical models were used to estimate the impact of viral hepatitis in Asia, the summary of which is shown below.  From the data collected, an estimate of 188 million people in Asia are infected with hepatitis B (Figure 1) and another 34 million with hepatitis C (Figure 2).  For more details, please view the CDA Foundation’s website:  https://cdafound.org/dashboard/polaris/dashboard.html.

The compiled research reveals that a majority of global HBV- and HCV-related cases of liver cancer and liver related deaths are concentrated in Asia (Figure 3).  This analysis will help Asian countries obtain more funding for the elimination of viral hepatitis, and additionally recruit support from their government to test and treat this population through HBV vaccinations.

An estimate 188 million people in Asia were infected with hepatitis B

Fig. 1  An estimate 188 million people in Asia were infected with hepatitis B

34 million people in Asia were infected with hepatitis C

Fig. 2  34 million people in Asia were infected with hepatitis C

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Fig. 3  A majority of global HBV- and HCV-related cases of liver cancer and liver related deaths are concentrated in Asia

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It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

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