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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.

Dr Zheng Zi Yang demonstrating the proper way to tend to stroke patients.【Photograph by Casy Lau Chun Nee】

Kuala Lumpur Tzu Chi volunteers began their hospital volunteer services in 1999. In the last ten years, the volunteers have learnt many life lessons from the sick. They also realized they must seize every opportunity to do good deeds when they are still healthy.

About 500 villagers seeking treatment at the free clinic held by Tzu Chi on September 25, 2011.【Photograph by Sia Pik Yih】

On September 25, 2011, Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu held a free clinic on Gaya Island, which benefited 500 islanders. In addition, Tzu Chi volunteers also helped to clean up the island...

Dr Ng Poh Yin from Kuala Lumpur General Hospital seen here talking to her Kuantan audience about urinary incontinence, its prevention and treatments.【Photograph by Yeo Hui Yee】

On September 17, 2011, Dr Ng Poh Yin of Kuala Lumpur General Hospital delivered a health talk on "How to Prevent Urinary Incontinence" to members of the public. This talk was held at the office of Tzu Chi Kuantan.

Source: Tzu Chi's Headquarters (Taiwan)

Every year at the time of Mid-Autumn Festival, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) members from various corners of the world gather at Hualien Jing Si Hall to spend this meaningful holiday with Dharma Master Cheng Yen. This has been a well kept tradition as it is not only a family reunion for all the TIMA members andvolunteers around the world to be back at “home” with Master Cheng Yen, it's also a precious time for learning and exchanging experiences with each other.

On April 10, 2011, Melaka General Hospital held a joint organ and blood donation drive at Tzu Chi Melaka. Twenty-year old Chew Chee Heng signed up as a donor. Sadly, he died on August 13 from injuries sustained in an accident on July 24. His organs saved five people.

The UMMC medical team performing operation on Sewwandhi.【Photograph provided by UMMC】Thirteen-year old Sri Lankan, Sewwandhi, has congenital scoliosis. With help from Tzu Chi Sri Lanka and Singapore, she had the opportunity to undergo an operation at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). Now, she should have more confidence in her future.

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