The EMAS Guangdong Team was founded in 2002 and has rapidly expanded into a multi-national team with members from Canada, U.S., Hong Kong, Macau, Australia and mainland China. The mission provides essential health care services for factory workers and rural communities in the Guangdong province, and has recently expanded to visit factories in Fujian as well.
In a typical year, the Team conducts approximately 800 patient visits, 200 dental visits and performs hundreds of diagnostic ultrasounds. Psychiatric patients are also seen in the health institution. Starting in 2013, physiotherapists joined the team and provide physical rehab instructions to many factory workers who suffer from musculoskeletal problems. Although the work schedule is often intense, team members enjoy a warm fellowship with local churches who host the Team and build new friendships with many factory workers.
In the past, the Team has also sponsored local medical students to receive postgraduate clinical training at the Family Practice Residents’ Training Program at our Christian partner clinic, the Hope Medical Clinic in Macau.