Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Child welfare NGOs caught in publicity dilemma

Since 2001 the number of children born with birth defects in China has risen dramatically, by as much as 40 percent in some locations.

Some estimates suggest a child with special medical needs is born every 30 seconds, straining the resources of governmental and NGOs alike.

Up 90 percent of children in orphanages have some sort of medical need. Recent moves to tighten restrictions on overseas donations to local non-profits will only make the situation more difficult.

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