November 28, 2022
Manulife Hong Kong expands partnership with Christian Household Service Centre to assist lengthy COVID restoration in underserved communities

New program to offer complete healthcare companies to empower sustained well being and higher wellbeing

HONG KONG, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Manulife Hong Kong at the moment introduced the launch of “Manulife Well being Voucher Program – COVID Restoration” (hereafter known as the “Program”) in partnership with Christian Household Service Centre (“CFSC”) to offer neighborhood healthcare companies to members of underserved households affected by lengthy COVID. The expanded Program demonstrates Manulife’s ongoing dedication to construct a powerful, resilient neighborhood in Hong Kong by working intently with non-governmental group (“NGO”) companions to deal with urgent well being points. The launch of the charity program is according to a key space of focus inside Manulife’s Influence Agenda – empowering sustained well being and wellbeing to assist the journey in the direction of a greater life.

Ranging from November 21, 2022, the Program will present as much as 1,000 classes of free healthcare companies to eligible underprivileged beneficiaries between the ages of 6 and 80 who have been identified with COVID-19 and are experiencing lengthy COVID signs. Precedence will likely be given to these residing in subdivided items and small flats in districts reminiscent of Kwun Tong, Lei Yue Mun, Sham Shui Po, Shatin, Tin Shui Wai, Tsuen Kwai Tsing, and Wong Tai Sin.

HyounJoo Choe, Chief Buyer Officer, Manulife Hong Kong and Macau, stated: “Because the pandemic evolves, public issues round lengthy COVID have develop into a key concern dealing with our communities. Constructing on the success of our Well being Voucher Charity Program, we’re excited to step up our efforts to deliver new focus to this urgent matter and contribute to enhancing the well being and wellness of the neighborhood. By offering Hong Kong’s underserved communities with entry to probably the most wanted medical companies, we hope to assist their restoration from lengthy COVID and rebuild their well being with out them having to fret about monetary stress.”

Manulife Hong Kong’s current well being survey[1] on attitudes in the direction of COVID-19 discovered that nearly two-thirds of respondents who had contracted the illness claimed to expertise lengthy COVID signs, and 82% of complete respondents are frightened about it. The commonest lengthy COVID results[2] embrace respiratory, cognitive, and psychiatric signs, which can end in a prolonged therapy interval, inflicting a lack of earnings and a heavy monetary burden for susceptible households.

The great well being companies supplied by the Program are designed to assist forestall the worsening of lengthy COVID and assist folks construct their resilience. Companies embrace Western medical session, Chinese language drugs session and prescription, vitamin session, physiotherapy, occupational remedy, and acupuncture. These companies are supplied by means of CFSC and 4 different charitable organizations: Asbury Methodist Social Service, Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong-Social Service Division, Hong Kong Single Dad and mom Affiliation, and Society for Group Group.

Leung Siu-ling, Chief Govt of CFSC, stated: “The impression of lengthy COVID is to not be ignored. Past well being, it may well result in vital monetary difficulties, significantly for these in underprivileged communities. We’re greater than grateful to develop our long-standing partnership with Manulife Hong Kong to roll out this well timed program to offer essential medical assist to these in want. People and their households will drastically profit from improved bodily well being and psychological wellbeing, and so will our society.”

Choe added: “This neighborhood challenge enhances the Authorities’s imminent launch of the Main Healthcare Blueprint and the usage of District Well being Centres (DHCs) to strengthen main healthcare and supply complete, sustainable, and people-centric companies locally. As a trusted accomplice in well being safety, Manulife has at all times strived to bolster collaboration with organizations to offer the general public with the first healthcare companies they want, making folks’s lives higher every single day.”

The Program builds on Manulife’s earlier partnerships with the CFSC by way of the “Manulife Well being Voucher Program” launched in 2021 in addition to the “Manulife Well being Resilience Program for the Aged” which was launched in Might this yr. As of at the moment, over 2,100 free consultations have been supplied to low-income households, aged singles and {couples} with restricted household assist, and people with mobility issues from 5 under-resourced districts.

Manulife Hong Kong expands partnership with Christian Household Service Centre to assist lengthy COVID restoration in underserved communities

Manulife Hong Kong introduced the launch of “Manulife Well being Voucher Program – COVID Restoration” in partnership with Christian Household Service Centre to offer healthcare companies to underserved households. From left: Alice Li, Head of Company Communications, Manulife Hong Kong; HyounJoo Choe, Chief Buyer Officer, Manulife Hong Kong and Macau; Leung Siu-ling, Chief Govt, Christian Household Service Centre; Tse So-hung, Programme Director (Household & Group), Christian Household Service Centre.

About Manulife Hong Kong

Manulife Hong Kong has been a trusted identify for 125 years. Since our operations began in Hong Kong in 1897, we’ve got grown to develop into one of many top-tier suppliers of fi­nancial companies, providing a various vary of safety and wealth services and products to over 2.4 million prospects in Hong Kong and Macau. We’re dedicated to serving to make selections simpler and lives higher for our prospects.

Manulife Hong Kong, by means of Manulife Worldwide Holdings Restricted, owns Manulife (Worldwide) Restricted, Manulife Funding Administration (Hong Kong) Restricted and Manulife Provident Funds Belief Firm Restricted.

About Manulife

Manulife Monetary Company is a number one worldwide monetary companies supplier, serving to folks make their selections simpler and lives higher. With our world headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we offer monetary recommendation and insurance coverage, working as Manulife throughout Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in america. By means of Manulife Funding Administration, the worldwide model for our International Wealth and Asset Administration section, we serve people, establishments, and retirement plan members worldwide. On the finish of 2021, we had greater than 38,000 workers, over 119,000 brokers, and 1000’s of distribution companions, serving over 33 million prospects. We commerce as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine inventory exchanges and beneath ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

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About Christian Household Service Centre

Christian Household Service Centre (CFSC) was established in 1954. Through the years, the Company has developed right into a multi-service company, offering companies all through the territory. CFSC has 10 core companies with 2 classes, (i) “Individuals-centred Service” consists of Youngsters and Household Companies, Youth and Schooling Companies, Aged Care Companies, Companies for Individuals with Disabilities, Psychological Well being Companies; (ii) “Group-oriented Service” consists of Energetic Ageing Companies, Alternatives and Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities, Medical and Well being Companies, Group Growth Companies, Environmental Safety and Inexperienced Residing. For extra details about CFSC, please go to www.cfsc.org.hk.

SOURCE Manulife Hong Kong