Healthy China trip|Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care joined the welfare campaign of “Realizing the Dream of Healthy Fertility for 1000 Families with Rare Diseases”
On the morning of September 16, 2021, the launch and signing ceremony of “Realizing the Dream of Healthy Fertility for 1000 Families with Rare Diseases” public welfare was successfully held in Nanqin branch hospital by Chinese Association for Improving Birth outcome and Child Development (CAIBOCD) and Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care, Li Weijia, secretary general of CAIBOCD, Dai Shideng, deputy director of Zhuhai Municipal Health Bureau,Zhang Hongzhong, President of Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care, Xu Chenming, professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, Yao Yuanqing, professor of The University of HongKong-Shenzhen Hospital, Liangbo, Chairman of the board of Basecare attend the meeting, He Wudong, vice president of Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care hosted the meeting.
It’s common for most families to give birth to a healthy baby, but a life- long difficulty and desire for couples affected with rare diseases that carry gene deficiency. Currently preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disease (PGT-M) is the best preventative measure for families with rare disease.
Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care jointly launched the public welfare campaign with CAIBOCD in the aim of helping families with rare diseases give birth to healthy babies with advanced PGT-M technology.
As the only medical institute in Zhuhai with PGD qualification, Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care has long been devoted to the reproductive health care in Zhuhai and its surrounding areas and has achieved remarkable results. To join the campaign with honor, we will further strengthen the prevention and treatment of birth defects; improve our medical level and academic influence in the field of reproductive health and build a sound public image. We hope advanced technology can truly help families with rare diseases to jointly contribute to the national policy of bearing and rearing better children, Said Zhang Hongzhong, the president of Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care.
We have been devoted to improve the quality of new population since the establishment of CAIBOCD, said Li Weiguo, secretary general of CAIBOCD. The launch of the project not only implents the“14th Five-year plan” of CPC central committee, promote the development of eugenics, but also brings positive effects for reducing the economic and psychological burden.
Zhuhai Municipal Health Bureau has always give priority to the development of public health in accordance with the national and provincial polies on eugenics, adhere to the principle of prevention, improve prenatal and postnatal care services, and try to realize the object of standardized construction. The public welfare activity is also a practical action to promote the implementation of eugenics policy; we hope Zhuhai Municipal Health Bureau will continue to adhere to the goal of high-quality development, talents as first resource, innovation-driven, promote the further improvement of medical and health care technology level and service capacity, said Dai Shideng, deputy director of Zhuhai Municipal Health Bureau.
After the signing ceremony, professor Xu Chenming and Professor Yao Yuanqing gave academic lectures on the topic of “prenatal diagnosis strategies of monogenic diseases”and “blocking of monogenic diseases of embryo”respectively, the wonderful sharing of professional knowledge benefit the participant a lot.
“Realizing the Dream of Healthy Fertility for 1000 Families with Rare Diseases”
“Realizing the Dream of Healthy Fertility for 1000 Families with Rare Diseases”is a public welfare campaign jointly launched by Basecare and CAIBOCD with the aim of facilitate the implantation of healthy china strategy, advocate scientific reproduction, increase the attention and support for the prevention of rare disease. We cooperated with more than 40 well-known reproductive centers to help rare disease families to realize the dream of healthy fertility with PGD around the country.
Basecare has been committed to the R&D and clinical application of high throughput sequencing technology in the field of reproductive health. In the future, together with CAIBOCD , we will continue to stay firm in our mission to help more rare diseases families with our advanced detection technology by cooperating with more reproductive centers , and contribute to the eugenics of our country and nation .