Saturday, October 29, 2011

140th Anniversary of Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association

Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association (referred to as Kiang Wu Charitable Association), one of the relatively large-scale charitable organizations run by the locals in Macao, was established in 1871. It has gone through three centuries of history and reached the age of 140. The purpose of the Charitable Association is to undertake charity activities, provide medical services and develop education to benefit the general public. The Charitable Association is an administrative public welfare legal entity registered with the Macao SAR Government and has subordinate organizations including Kiang Wu hospital, Kiang Wu Nursing College, Kiang Peng Middle School and social service organizations including the Kiang Wu Funeral Parlour and the Kiang Wu Mourning Garden.

As being the main body of the Charitable Association, at the time of establishment, Kiang Wu Hospital dedicated their efforts into helping the sick by using traditional Chinese medicine. At that time, natural disasters frequently took place in the mainland, which brought continuous misery upon the people in mainland China, so the directors of the Charitable Association proactively made donation to relieve the people in disasters. ln 1893, Emperor Guangxu of the
Qing Dynasty granted the Association a plaque, with “Built under the Emperor’s Order” as recognition of their contribution. In 1892, Mr. Sun Yat-sen went to Kiang Wu Hospital to undertake the post of voluntary doctor of western medicine and opened up the vanguard of western medicine. ln order to support Mr. Sun Yat-sen in connecting with the society by making use of his medical skills to declare the thoughts of democratic revolution, the Charitable Association offered great amount of funds for subsidy. During the period of the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945), Kiang Vu Hospital directly supported the frontline, by providing medical treatment to the wounded, relieving the refugees and acting as the chief of Macao Branch of “War Bond Fundraising Committee” to actively raise funds for supporting the Anti-Japanese War. After Hong Kong was occupied by the enemy, the Association also helped to evacuate a lot of intellectualists and nationalists. Kiang Vu Hospital has always been serving the comunity with the spirit of practicing medicine to help, heal and rescue those in need. Since the foundation of New China in 1949, it has been constantly walking towards modernization.
After the return of Macao to the motherland, specialized technologies began to develop rapidly. Adhering to the guideline of “patients-oriented”, the hospital emphasizes strongly on teaching and scientific research and has established cooperative relationship with several higher education institutions and medical organizations in the mainland ,Taiwan, Hong Kong as well as Macao. Furthermore, the Hospital focuses on simultaneous development in medical treatment, scientific research and teaching, which plays an important role in the medical health care of Macao citizens.

Kiang Wu Nursing College and Kiang Peng School, as subordinates to the Charitable Association, spare no efforts in promoting the salutary influence of education and constantly improving education quality. Kiang Wu Nursing College has launched various diversified courses to cultivate high-quality nursing talents for the society, whilst Kiang Peng School has gained plentiful and substantial achievements in the work of “promoting quality education and building
first-class school” and has entered the list of Macao's first-class schools. Other social services of the Charitable Association have shown remarkable improvements in the aspects of service quality, environment, etc.: and are aiming to improve further to serve the citizens.

Looking into the future, Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association which has a history of 140 years will observe the purpose of serving the society, continue with the past and open up the future, closely cooperate with the policies of the government of the special region, make reformation and innovation with new thoughts and new philosophies, walk towards the new road and make new contributions.

This set of commemorative stamps integrates the images such as the emblem, establishment stele, hoard, bronze statue of Mr. Sun Yat-sen, pictures of buildings as well as the white marble embossments, etc., indicates the deal) friendship of the Charitable Association with Mr. Sun Yat-sen, the development process of the Charitable Association closely connected with Macao history of 140 years since the establishment and consistent purpose of serving the society.

Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association

Translation: C&C - Translation Center, Ltd.

The Stamps:

The Souvenir Sheet:

The FDC with Stamps:

The FDC with Souvenir Sheet:

The Post Mark:

Dados Técnicos/Technical Data
Valor dos Selos/Stamps Value: set of four stamps of 1.50, 2.50, 3.50 and 4.50 Patacas
Valor do Bloco/Souvenir Sheet Value: 10.00 Patacas
Desenho/Design: Ng Wai Kin
Data emissão/Issue date: 28.10.2011
Impressor/Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Netherlands
Impressão/Print: Offset Lithography
Papel/Paper: Paper with Security Fibers
Picotagem/Perforation: 14  x 13¼

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