The Partnership between Nu Skin Malaysia and IJN Foundation
In June 2008, Nu Skin Malaysia established a partnership with IJN Foundation to form the Nu Skin Malaysia-IJN Foundation Heart Surgery Project for Children with the aim of funding corrective heart surgeries of needy children from impoverished families. The partnership started with an initial sponsorship of RM100,000 to IJN Foundation. To date, with the support from our distributors, we have saved more than 100 children.
Introduction of IJN Foundation
Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), also known as the National Heart Institute, is Malaysia’s premier heart centre. Established in September 1992, IJN provides cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services for both adult and pediatric cases. The IJN Foundation was established in 1995 to raise philanthropic support for IJN, helping to raise funds for patients needing financial aid for the heart surgery.
The Partnership between Nu Skin Malaysia and Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
Nu Skin Malaysia started another collaboration with Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur to help children born with congenital heart defects through A-Heart for A-Heart Charity Programme.
Gleneagles' A Heart for A Heart Programme offering medical intervention to children from low income families has benefited many with this condition for the past 19 years.
This collaboration aims to raise fund so more hearts can be healed, and hope restored to families who have children with congenital heart defects.
Through the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund, a total of 133 children from the Child Health in Life and Development (CHILD) Foundation of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) have been provided funding for surgery since the start of the partnership. In year 2010, 43 children with congenital heart disease were operated on through this Force for Good initiative, and in 2011 alone, 61 more lives were saved. Apart from the donations for surgery, Nu Skin was able to provide a 2D Echo Machine (worth P1.6 Million) and an i-STAT Analyzer (worth P 600,000) to CHILD in 2010, which were much-needed by PGH’s Department of Pediatric Cardiology.
This 2012, SEACHF through Nu Skin Philippines renewed its partnership with the CHILD Foundation. In the first half of the year, SEACH provided a portable cardiac monitor worth P650,000 and a donation of P 2.5 Million for the funding of 50 surgeries. Other FFG programs such as 1% Commission Contribution, “A Life A Day”, FFG commemorative item-selling and the Back-to-School program are ongoing, to further support CHILD Foundation. The target for 2012 is to sponsor surgeries of 75 children and provide other vital medical equipment to the foundation.
Experiencing first hand the ever increasing financial need of the Department of Pediatrics in taking care of the pediatric patients of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), a dynamic group of senior consultants and alumni of the Department of Pediatrics and University of the Philippines College of Medicine banded together and established the Child Health in Life and Development (CHILD) Foundation, Inc. in 1988. They have heard and seen patients admitted in their units who expired because of severity of disease condition coupled with dearth of resources to procure needed medicines and to undergo needed procedures. This was compounded by increasing number of pediatric patients brought to PGH for much needed tertiary care.
Nu Skin Philippines has formed a partnership with Child Health in Life and Development (CHILD) Foundation in 2008 to help raise funds and alleviate the growing number of indigent pediatric patients in need of corrective heart surgery.
Indonesia's Children Heart Foundation (Yayasan Jantung Anak Indonesia - YJAI), Indonesia
Officially named Yayasan Jantung Anak Indonesia (YJAI) since 2002, the organization was established by the parents of children suffering from heart diseases who were once the patients at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM). Together with a team of RSCM’s doctors as technical advisor, the organization seeks help to fund the patients from poor family that need funds for their medical treatment, including surgery.
Under cooperation with YJAI, Nu Skin Indonesia’s Children Heart Fund kicked off the program to help impoverished children needing heart surgeries in July 2010.
The Partnership Between Nu Skin Singapore and KK Women's and Children's Hospital
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Nu Skin Singapore have a common objective to reach out to young patients who does not have the resources to proceed with cardiac surgery and treatment they need. This common objective bond the two organizations together to establish a funding project known as ‘KKH-Nu Skin Children’s Heart Fund’ in January 2012. To extend the our reach to save even more children with congenital heart diseases, a second collaboration - Paediatric Cardiac Outreach Program was started in 2014.