Outside the office, Dr. Shu dedicates his time to community activism. After forming the Minnesota Chinese Physician Association (AMCP) in 2003, he led its members and community volunteers in establishing the Minnesota Chinese Health Center (MCHC), a free clinic for disadvantaged Chinese in the Twin Cities. In recent years, Dr. Shu joined an international medical mission team to the Philippines and Haiti as part of a global effort to promote and provide free No-Scalpel Vasectomy services to reduce poverty in developing countries facing rapid population growth.
Dr.Shu joined the Philippines medical mission project in February 2015. Ten guest vasectomists and four helpers from six countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, Ireland) shared their skills and knowledge with disadvantaged families in Cebu, Danao and Tuburan in the Philippines, medical students at Southwestern University College of Medicine, and six doctors visiting from Davao, Mindanao.
The medical mission was sponsored by No Scalpel Vasectomy International Inc. (NSVI), which has been providing free NSV services since 2001. The mission of NSVI is to promote and provide free No-Scalpel Vasectomy services worldwide, especially in developing countries where infrastructure and environmental resources are challenged by rapid population growth unchecked by established and/or effective family planning programs.
Day 1: Mission begins at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cebu (Tuesday, February 3)
Day 3: Vasectomies in Danao & BMA Party in Tuburan (Thursday, February 5)
Day 4: Vasectomies in Tuburan & Zipline Adventure (Friday, February 6)
Day 5: Seminar at SWU Medical School, Vasectomies at SHH & Cultural Program (Saturday, February 7)
Day 6: R&R: Tour of Cebu & Swimming with Whale Sharks (Sunday, February 8)
Day 7: Back at Sacred Heart Hospital & Prison Adventure (Monday, February 9)