MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medical device industry lobby AdvaMed’s construction plans were approved by its Hope Fund management committee, making progress on plans to build clinics for under-served populations in China.
AdvaMed plans to build two hospitals and 10 clinics in impoverished areas of Hubei Province in central China, part of an agreement signed with national non-profit organization China Youth Development Foundation last year.
"The area’s current facilities are lacking or nonexistent, with no in-patient care facilities, and this project will make an enormous difference in the lives of the people living in the region," VP of global strategy and analysis and president of the Hope Fund board Nancy Travis said in prepared remarks.
Construction is set to begin in the next 2 months and should be completed by this time next year, according to the press release.
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