Long Term Service

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All opportunities are on voluntary basis and participants are responsible for all expenses incurred from the trip.

Serial No.PositionMajor ResponsbilitiesImpact Education / Major / Experience
KM3 Doctor/ nurse/ health related professional1) Organize and conduct short-term palliative care training for hospital.
2) Project management.
3) Volunteer training
1) improve the hospital service quality by developing holistic palliative care
2) link community resources with hospital based resources in palliative care
3) provide volunteer opportunites for like minded people to minister to end of life patients
1) Relevant healthcare qualifications with 5 years work experience. 2) Able to organise and coordinate projects and enjoys relating to people. 3) Able to speak Chinese or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM1Assistant Shop Manager1) Assist in guiding and supervising special needs and regular workers in the food & drink outlet (preparing toast breads, light pastries, ice-cream, fruit juice, and tea/coffees for customers). 2) Operate the cash register system, 3) help with sale of the products, 4) assist in managing the purchase of goods and supplies needed in the outlet.The bakery/beverages outlet employs high functioning special needs workers. These special needs people include workers with physical or mental handicaps. It provides joy and dignity for these neglected people who are able to work. Special needs people face a lot of challenges in finding a job. This is an excellent platform for interacting and working closely with this group of people, sharing the good news with them. > 1 year work experience. Basic Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM2Assistant Chef- Some practical experiences on making breads, pastries and ice creams
- Assist to develop new products
- Ability to teach
The bakery/beverages outlet employs high functioning special needs workers. These special needs people include workers with physical or mental handicaps. It provides joy and dignity for these neglected people who are able to work. Special needs people face a lot of challenges in finding a job. This is an excellent platform for interacting and working closely with this group of people, sharing the good news with them. > 3 year work experience. Basic Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM3Special Needs Specialist • Develop the training syllabus and curriculum for learning support services
• Maintain contact with students and families
• Collect and collate feedback from students and families to improve services
• Provide counselling services to students, parents and family members
• Research, propose, and work with the teachers on new training plan and materials
• Recommend training plans and professional courses for the staff
• Assist in teaching the daily learning of the students
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of God’s gifts and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our Special Needs Consultancy Centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development that are lacking in the local area. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 1 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM4Occupational Therapist- Provide occupational therapy services and training for the local occupational therapist trainees or assistants
- Conduct training for the learners with special needs / disabilities.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM5Speech and Language Therapist- Provide speech therapy services and training for local speech therapy assistants
- Conduct training for the learners with special needs / disabilities.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM6Counsellor- Provide counselling services and training for local counsellors
- Conduct counselling for the special needs people and the their family members.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
YL1ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric Doctor1. Train up ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric doctors in clinical and management skills 2. Organize and conduct STT in ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric department training 1. To link up resources and up-grade county hospital standards 2. To improve county hospital ICU, A&E, Dental, and Pediatric services1. At least 5 years working & management experiences in related specialties 2. Skills in teaching related specialties clinical and management skills 3. Able to communicate in Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study
YL2Medical or family medicine doctorTo teach managment and coach chronic disease clinic medical staff in the set up and running of the clinic1. To link up resources and up-grade Long An hospital chronic disease clinic medical staffs' standard in managing chronic disease 2. To promote education of health, hygiene and chronic disease and prevention among villagers1. At least 5 years of medical or public health experience 2. Have creativity and enthusiasm in teaching and coaching 3. Willing to go to rural areas 4. Able to communicate in Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time language study
YL3Social workerProvide social work or related care to local villagers or studentsTo provide holistic care to villagers or school assistance students1. At least 5 years social work experience 2. Willing to go to rural areas to visit village people 3.Able to use Mandarin to communicate with the local people or prepared to spend two years in full-time language study
CD1Psychiatric Rehab OT/Social worker/counselor/nurse1. To deliver community psychiatric rehabilitation services to people with mental illnesses, such as: psychoeducational groups, individual case management and counseling 2. To train or supervise local practitioners1. To set up the community psychiatric rehabilitation service 2.To pass on the value of holistic care to local practitioners1. Professional degree with several years of working experience, esp. Illness Management and Recovery, Peer Support, setting up community center. 2. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD2Counselor1. Development of counselling program: direct counselling for locals
2. Provide training for locals - lay counselling techniques
1. Help raise the quality of a healthy life 2. Strengthen China's counselling system at the lowest tiers 3. Provide counselling for social & family problems 4. Train up lay people to help their peers
1. Have degree in counseling 2. at least 2 years counselling experience 3. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD3Clinical Chaplain1. Direct clinical chaplaincy work
2. Provide community service for locals
3. Provide training – health education in community or school
1. Help raise the quality of a healthy life and provide the idea of holistic care 2. Develop palliative care and care for patients as the society ages 3. Train up local volunteers to help their neighbour.

1. Have at least 1 year clinical chaplaincy experience. 2. Have cross-cultural experience 3. At least complete CPE training unit 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD4English Teachers1. Develop curriculum and teach primary and/or secondary school children for supplementary (after school hours) enrichment classes 2. Run English-based club (e.g. board games) 3. Run and/or participate in English camp, overseas tripsRaise awareness about learning difficulties and help change perceptions 1. Trained English teachers with preferably 3 years experience 2. Experience working with children/youth 3. Willing to work weekday evenings and Saturdays until late (9pm) 4) Able to communicate in Mandarin OR willing to invest an initial period in full-time language and culture learning
MG1Kindergarten teacher1. Develop kindergarten health education and character development curriculum 幼儿园健康品格教育课程 ; 2. Provide training & coaching to village kindergarten teachers ; 3. Assist in kindergarten breakfast project and running of kids' summer camp1. To encourage and empower village kindergarten teachers to provide high quality education to village kids; 2. To promote healthy habits in kindergarten students and their families; 3.To build character in kids throgh summer camp activities (story telling, games, crafts etc)1. Post-secondary diploma or higher in relevant fields (for those needing visa, a university degree is required); 2. Pre-school Teacher Registration Certificate; 3. More than 5 years of working experience in kindergrten; 4. Has heart for kids and students; 5. Can lead kids and students activities
MG2Heatlh care personnel especially medical doctors and nurses1.Facilitate and develop new medical initiative with County Hospital to upgrade & strengthen their clinical, administrative and health education capacity; 2. Assist in the coordination of the Eye Project; 3. Organize & coordinate specialized medical/nursing trainingThe County Hospital is the only general hospital of the whole county serving villagers living in remote villages. 1.To raise the standard of care of the local staff by modeling compassionate holistic health care; 2.To improve quality of care of patients.1. Preferably with at least 5 years of experience beyond post-graduate training in his/her respective field; 2. Willing to learn mainland medical system and come alongside local medical staff; 3.Able to teach others; 4.Has a servant spirit, can delegate & relate to people. 5. Able to adapt to limited resources ; 6. Has a sense of humor, is a self-initiator and is flexible. 7.Good Mandarin Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study.
MY1Social worker1. Provides training courses and group work in the school (primary 5 and form 1).
2. Provides counseling service and home visit to students, parents and the staff in the school.
3. Provides mass programme (carnival activity) to the students 4. Organize counseling camp for the teachers.
Develop social work and related training in schools1. University degree with experience working in schools (at least 4years experience). 2. Good Mandarin (written, read and spoken ) or prepared for two years of full time language study
MY2Physiotherapists / Occupational Therapists / Speech Therapists1. Work in partnership with County Hospital and/or rehabilitation center.
2. Responsible for the rehabilitation project;
3. Training local therapists
Raise the quality of the rehabilitation care system.1. At least 10 years experience;
2. A heart for the poor;
3. Committed and cooperative; 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
MY3Pediatrician1. Exchange clinical experience with the local medical personnel
2. Give talks on related specialties
Empower the local pediatricians on pediatric care in the community1. Registered pediatrician in home country;
2. At least 10 years experience;
3. Experience in giving medical talks in the hospital;
4. heart for the poor; 5. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study;
5. Committed and cooperative.
MY4Teachers1. Teach art, music, English in a primary school.
2. Organise English Camp;
3. Responsible for school-related project(s).
Impacting teachers and students with positive values.1. At least 5 years experience;
2. A heart for the poor;
3. Committed and cooperative; 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ1General SurgeonTeach general surgery, basic orthopedicsZJ County Hospital has made major capital investments in building up the surgery department. However, due to the limited experience and ability of the local surgeons, many patients must still go to larger cities to receive adequate surgical care. The skill of the local surgeons could be improved greatly and achieve a major goal of the hospital leadership.1. Licensed practicing surgeon 2.Chinese speaking and reading or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ2DentistTeach and train local dentists in County Hospital.Improve dental care for local population. Also to provide oral health education to school children and adults in town and villages.1. Licensed in dentistry 2. Fluent in spoken and written Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ3Nurse Manager in HIV centre1. Support the HIV centre in treatment adherence, counseling, and follow up of HIV patients. 2. Train the local staff at the HIV center.Your presence and life will bring patients and their families peace and hope through your work.1. Licensed Nurse 2. A heart for the poor 3. Committed and cooperative 4. Studied / experienced in HIV care 5. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ4English Teacher1. Teach English 2. Train local English teachersLocal English teachers may be inadequate in terms of pronunciation. You will be able to influence young lives as you help them in English learning.1. Experienced English teachers with a teaching degree 2. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ5Social WorkerAssist in the HIV peer educator in adherence training and counseling of HIV patients You will be able to give counseling to patients and students, and train HIV peer educators in counseling1. Licensed Social Worker 2. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ6Infectious Disease Specialist1. Teach and train the medical staff in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases including prevention 2. Extend community health care for those infectious diseasesControl of HIV-AIDS & TB among the population. Educate the public on the prevention of infectious dieases so they will enjoy holistic life style.1. Licensed Internal Medicine or Family Practice Doctor with Infectious Disease subspecialty on HIV and/or TB. 2. Able to speak and read basic Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
Long Term Service
Serial No.PositionMajor ResponsbilitiesImpact Education / Major / Experience
KM3 Doctor/ nurse/ health related professional1) Organize and conduct short-term palliative care training for hospital.
2) Project management.
3) Volunteer training
1) improve the hospital service quality by developing holistic palliative care
2) link community resources with hospital based resources in palliative care
3) provide volunteer opportunites for like minded people to minister to end of life patients
1) Relevant healthcare qualifications with 5 years work experience. 2) Able to organise and coordinate projects and enjoys relating to people. 3) Able to speak Chinese or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM1Assistant Shop Manager1) Assist in guiding and supervising special needs and regular workers in the food & drink outlet (preparing toast breads, light pastries, ice-cream, fruit juice, and tea/coffees for customers). 2) Operate the cash register system, 3) help with sale of the products, 4) assist in managing the purchase of goods and supplies needed in the outlet.The bakery/beverages outlet employs high functioning special needs workers. These special needs people include workers with physical or mental handicaps. It provides joy and dignity for these neglected people who are able to work. Special needs people face a lot of challenges in finding a job. This is an excellent platform for interacting and working closely with this group of people, sharing the good news with them. > 1 year work experience. Basic Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM2Assistant Chef- Some practical experiences on making breads, pastries and ice creams
- Assist to develop new products
- Ability to teach
The bakery/beverages outlet employs high functioning special needs workers. These special needs people include workers with physical or mental handicaps. It provides joy and dignity for these neglected people who are able to work. Special needs people face a lot of challenges in finding a job. This is an excellent platform for interacting and working closely with this group of people, sharing the good news with them. > 3 year work experience. Basic Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM3Special Needs Specialist • Develop the training syllabus and curriculum for learning support services
• Maintain contact with students and families
• Collect and collate feedback from students and families to improve services
• Provide counselling services to students, parents and family members
• Research, propose, and work with the teachers on new training plan and materials
• Recommend training plans and professional courses for the staff
• Assist in teaching the daily learning of the students
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of God’s gifts and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our Special Needs Consultancy Centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development that are lacking in the local area. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 1 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM4Occupational Therapist- Provide occupational therapy services and training for the local occupational therapist trainees or assistants
- Conduct training for the learners with special needs / disabilities.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM5Speech and Language Therapist- Provide speech therapy services and training for local speech therapy assistants
- Conduct training for the learners with special needs / disabilities.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
KM6Counsellor- Provide counselling services and training for local counsellors
- Conduct counselling for the special needs people and the their family members.
1. Develop an intentional platform, making good use of gifting and professional skills to provide consulting services in the area of life skills for special needs people in our special needs consultancy centre. 2. Provide learning support services for mentally challenged and autistic children and teens/ young adults on emotional, social, vocational and cognitive development. 3. Provide counselling services to their family members. 4. Provide training for local assistants & special needs specialists.> 5 year work experience. Able to speak Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study.
YL1ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric Doctor1. Train up ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric doctors in clinical and management skills 2. Organize and conduct STT in ICU, A&E, Dental, Pediatric department training 1. To link up resources and up-grade county hospital standards 2. To improve county hospital ICU, A&E, Dental, and Pediatric services1. At least 5 years working & management experiences in related specialties 2. Skills in teaching related specialties clinical and management skills 3. Able to communicate in Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time lanugage study
YL2Medical or family medicine doctorTo teach managment and coach chronic disease clinic medical staff in the set up and running of the clinic1. To link up resources and up-grade Long An hospital chronic disease clinic medical staffs' standard in managing chronic disease 2. To promote education of health, hygiene and chronic disease and prevention among villagers1. At least 5 years of medical or public health experience 2. Have creativity and enthusiasm in teaching and coaching 3. Willing to go to rural areas 4. Able to communicate in Mandarin or prepared to spend two years in full-time language study
YL3Social workerProvide social work or related care to local villagers or studentsTo provide holistic care to villagers or school assistance students1. At least 5 years social work experience 2. Willing to go to rural areas to visit village people 3.Able to use Mandarin to communicate with the local people or prepared to spend two years in full-time language study
CD1Psychiatric Rehab OT/Social worker/counselor/nurse1. To deliver community psychiatric rehabilitation services to people with mental illnesses, such as: psychoeducational groups, individual case management and counseling 2. To train or supervise local practitioners1. To set up the community psychiatric rehabilitation service 2.To pass on the value of holistic care to local practitioners1. Professional degree with several years of working experience, esp. Illness Management and Recovery, Peer Support, setting up community center. 2. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD2Counselor1. Development of counselling program: direct counselling for locals
2. Provide training for locals - lay counselling techniques
1. Help raise the quality of a healthy life 2. Strengthen China's counselling system at the lowest tiers 3. Provide counselling for social & family problems 4. Train up lay people to help their peers
1. Have degree in counseling 2. at least 2 years counselling experience 3. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD3Clinical Chaplain1. Direct clinical chaplaincy work
2. Provide community service for locals
3. Provide training – health education in community or school
1. Help raise the quality of a healthy life and provide the idea of holistic care 2. Develop palliative care and care for patients as the society ages 3. Train up local volunteers to help their neighbour.

1. Have at least 1 year clinical chaplaincy experience. 2. Have cross-cultural experience 3. At least complete CPE training unit 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study
CD4English Teachers1. Develop curriculum and teach primary and/or secondary school children for supplementary (after school hours) enrichment classes 2. Run English-based club (e.g. board games) 3. Run and/or participate in English camp, overseas tripsRaise awareness about learning difficulties and help change perceptions 1. Trained English teachers with preferably 3 years experience 2. Experience working with children/youth 3. Willing to work weekday evenings and Saturdays until late (9pm) 4) Able to communicate in Mandarin OR willing to invest an initial period in full-time language and culture learning
MG1Kindergarten teacher1. Develop kindergarten health education and character development curriculum 幼儿园健康品格教育课程 ; 2. Provide training & coaching to village kindergarten teachers ; 3. Assist in kindergarten breakfast project and running of kids' summer camp1. To encourage and empower village kindergarten teachers to provide high quality education to village kids; 2. To promote healthy habits in kindergarten students and their families; 3.To build character in kids throgh summer camp activities (story telling, games, crafts etc)1. Post-secondary diploma or higher in relevant fields (for those needing visa, a university degree is required); 2. Pre-school Teacher Registration Certificate; 3. More than 5 years of working experience in kindergrten; 4. Has heart for kids and students; 5. Can lead kids and students activities
MG2Heatlh care personnel especially medical doctors and nurses1.Facilitate and develop new medical initiative with County Hospital to upgrade & strengthen their clinical, administrative and health education capacity; 2. Assist in the coordination of the Eye Project; 3. Organize & coordinate specialized medical/nursing trainingThe County Hospital is the only general hospital of the whole county serving villagers living in remote villages. 1.To raise the standard of care of the local staff by modeling compassionate holistic health care; 2.To improve quality of care of patients.1. Preferably with at least 5 years of experience beyond post-graduate training in his/her respective field; 2. Willing to learn mainland medical system and come alongside local medical staff; 3.Able to teach others; 4.Has a servant spirit, can delegate & relate to people. 5. Able to adapt to limited resources ; 6. Has a sense of humor, is a self-initiator and is flexible. 7.Good Mandarin Chinese or prepared to do two years of full-time language study.
MY1Social worker1. Provides training courses and group work in the school (primary 5 and form 1).
2. Provides counseling service and home visit to students, parents and the staff in the school.
3. Provides mass programme (carnival activity) to the students 4. Organize counseling camp for the teachers.
Develop social work and related training in schools1. University degree with experience working in schools (at least 4years experience). 2. Good Mandarin (written, read and spoken ) or prepared for two years of full time language study
MY2Physiotherapists / Occupational Therapists / Speech Therapists1. Work in partnership with County Hospital and/or rehabilitation center.
2. Responsible for the rehabilitation project;
3. Training local therapists
Raise the quality of the rehabilitation care system.1. At least 10 years experience;
2. A heart for the poor;
3. Committed and cooperative; 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
MY3Pediatrician1. Exchange clinical experience with the local medical personnel
2. Give talks on related specialties
Empower the local pediatricians on pediatric care in the community1. Registered pediatrician in home country;
2. At least 10 years experience;
3. Experience in giving medical talks in the hospital;
4. heart for the poor; 5. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study;
5. Committed and cooperative.
MY4Teachers1. Teach art, music, English in a primary school.
2. Organise English Camp;
3. Responsible for school-related project(s).
Impacting teachers and students with positive values.1. At least 5 years experience;
2. A heart for the poor;
3. Committed and cooperative; 4. Able to speak, read and write Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ1General SurgeonTeach general surgery, basic orthopedicsZJ County Hospital has made major capital investments in building up the surgery department. However, due to the limited experience and ability of the local surgeons, many patients must still go to larger cities to receive adequate surgical care. The skill of the local surgeons could be improved greatly and achieve a major goal of the hospital leadership.1. Licensed practicing surgeon 2.Chinese speaking and reading or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ2DentistTeach and train local dentists in County Hospital.Improve dental care for local population. Also to provide oral health education to school children and adults in town and villages.1. Licensed in dentistry 2. Fluent in spoken and written Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ3Nurse Manager in HIV centre1. Support the HIV centre in treatment adherence, counseling, and follow up of HIV patients. 2. Train the local staff at the HIV center.Your presence and life will bring patients and their families peace and hope through your work.1. Licensed Nurse 2. A heart for the poor 3. Committed and cooperative 4. Studied / experienced in HIV care 5. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ4English Teacher1. Teach English 2. Train local English teachersLocal English teachers may be inadequate in terms of pronunciation. You will be able to influence young lives as you help them in English learning.1. Experienced English teachers with a teaching degree 2. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ5Social WorkerAssist in the HIV peer educator in adherence training and counseling of HIV patients You will be able to give counseling to patients and students, and train HIV peer educators in counseling1. Licensed Social Worker 2. Able to speak and read Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study
ZJ6Infectious Disease Specialist1. Teach and train the medical staff in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases including prevention 2. Extend community health care for those infectious diseasesControl of HIV-AIDS & TB among the population. Educate the public on the prevention of infectious dieases so they will enjoy holistic life style.1. Licensed Internal Medicine or Family Practice Doctor with Infectious Disease subspecialty on HIV and/or TB. 2. Able to speak and read basic Chinese or prepared for two years of full time language study