In recognition of her ongoing work with many Hong Kong based and international charities Dr Susan Jamieson has been nominated for the 2012 American Chamber of Commerce Ira Dan Kaye Community Award.
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Introduced in 1986, this annual award recognizes the services of individuals who have performed outstanding service to the Hong Kong community on a voluntary basis. Recipients of the award receive a check for HK$30,000 for a charity of his/her choice and an engraved silver plate.
 

During her time in Hong Kong, Dr Jamieson has been involved in helping many local and international charities:

  • Her charity work began with her arrival in Hong Kong in 1989, in response to a call for doctors to work with TB victims among the influx of Vietnamese boat people at that time. 
  • She received an award in Hong Kong  (1999) for her services to the victims of domestic abuse (Hong Kong charity Harmony House) for providing free support and medical treatment to both the victims and their families.
  • In 2004, she responded immediately when the Asian Tsunami struck, flying to Sri Lanka in the first week of January to administer vaccines protecting against water borne illness such as typhoid, having first of all sourced and personally financed $30,000 worth of vaccines.
  • Partnering with officials and hotel owners in Szechuan, she oversaw and ran various trauma relief workshops in 2008 the earthquake epicenter.
  • She launched a free program in her Hong Kong clinic in support of the Japanese community after the 2011 earthquake, offering an ‘anti-trauma’ package of psychotherapy combined with a relaxing body therapy to anyone who was affected, of any nationality, by this disaster.
  • Dr Jamieson’s Holistic health centre has donated computer equipment to Hong Kong Christian Action Charity.
  •  In 2007 Dr Jamieson co-founded  the local Hong Kong Charity, Birthday Happiness and she continues as Chair today, guiding the growth and reach of the charity into a greater community reach through it’s regular ‘Family Days’ involving hundreds of people.