In 2008 EN-Projects, acquired a subsidy from the Dutch government to establish a medical rehabilitation centre for a minority group in Sichuan China where more then 2 million people suffers from an endemic disease called Kashin Beck Disease.

The project aimed to train 65 physical therapist and establish a specialized rehabilitation Clinic in MaoXian.

4 parties worked closely together:

  • Peking University (PKU) 3rd hospital
  • Hogeschool of Amsterdam
  • EN-Projects
  • HEP Beijing

The project was co-funded by the Dutch government under the Asia Facility Program AF08/CH02  PKU 3rd hospital and Hogeschool of Amsterdam jointly published a study in the International Orthopaedics (SICOT)

DOI 10.1007/s00264-010-1043-3
Titel: Kashin Beck Disease: more than just osteoarthrosis
A cross-sectional study regarding the influence of body function-structures and activities on level of participation
Karin Schepman & Raoul H. H. Engelbert & Milanka M. Visser & Changlong Yu & Rien de Vos
Received: 23 February 2010 / Revised: 19 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010

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