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Dr. Tseng Guo-Fang sharing the concepts of Tzu Chi University's Silent Mentor Programme at KLGH.【Photograph by Tia Yee Ling】

Tzu Chi University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Tseng Guo Fang was cordially invited to give a talk on the integrating of anatomy-simulating skills with humanistic culture on March 22, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (KLGH), attended by 80 participants including doctors, nursing staff and police personnel.

Dr Lin Chin Lon, CEO Tzu Chi's Medical Mission-Taiwan, took time off his busy schedule to share with about a hundred of TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) members on the "Humanistic Value of Tzu Chi" at Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Books & Cafe. All attendees were mesmerized by his sharing.

Dr Gan Chye Lee sharing with the audience on how to adopt a healthy diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

Tzu Chi Melaka held a seminar on caring and health-conscious lifestyle for kidney patients on March 11, 2012 so as to guide them towards a happy and robust life. The theme of the talk focuses more on "preventive medicine" and Dr Gan Chye Lee is an invited speaker and guest-of-honor.

Community volunteers attending to the needs of the people waiting for their medical check-up. Some of them are their neighbours. 【Photograph by Chiew Lee Lee】

Tzu Chi Melaka and the local Government held a joint community Health Screening to provide medical consultations and to promote public awareness on health precautionary concepts. Tzu Chi volunteers did their very best to invite locals to participate in this health programme.

octors and nurses not only carried out medical checks but they also listened to the residents' aspirations.【Photograph by Gan Kun Lin】

On February 11, 2012, Tzu Chi Kuching held a free clinic at Sarawak Cheshire Home for their residents, some of whom are immobile. Tzu Chi's medical team provided medical check-ups, dental care and so on, for these patients.

Many elderly people, who came for the screening, were found to have eye problems.【Photograph by Chen Chun Hong】

On November 13, 2011, Tzu Chi Kuching's TIMA (Tzu Chi International Medical Association) team conducted a free community health check for more than 200 people. A few of them were referred for further investigation and management.

At the memorandum signing are, left, representing Tzu Chi University, Wang Pen Jung -President (2nd left); and representing University Malaya, Professor Dr Chin (2nd right). [Photograph provided by Tzu Chi HQ]

Well-known for its humanistic simulated operations on silent mentors, Tzu Chi University has been a benchmark university for many institutions. In an effort to establish its educational strategic partnerships and learning opportunities, Tzu Chi University signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Malaya at a ceremony held at Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, on November 10. Signatories of the MOU were Wang Pen Jung, President of Tzu Chi University, and Professor Dr Chin Kin Fah of University Malaya. It is hoped that the partnership learning programme will bridge the gap between the diverse ethnic groups in the country.

Intern Chua Hooi Chee, who was on duty, also donated blood.【Photograph by Chan Kai Sian】

Tzu Chi Seremban organized its 43rd Blood Donation Drive on October 30, 2011. Organ donation was also promoted at the event. A total of 84 people successfully donated blood and 14 signed up for organ donation.

All volunteers worked hand-in-hand to ease the nuns' anxieties and to ensure they have the most respectful and comfortable service throughout the whole process. 【Photograph by Jessie Leong Von Fun】

On October 21, 2011, after a lapse of four months, Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur Free Clinic organized a second health screening for sanghas of bhikkhunis (buddhist nuns).

Dr Huang Ze Zhen giving a talk on hospice care to Tzu Chi volunteers and members of the public at Tzu Chi's Sri Damansara Community Centre.【Photograph by Choo Kok Choi】

On October 15, 2011, Dr Huang Ze Zhen, a family doctor, gave a talk on hospice care at Tzu Chi's Sri Damansara Community Centre. More than 120 people attended the sharing about 
the short period before death.