What are the health needs and challenges?
Xinjiang is a high-prevalence area of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as infectious diseases like hepatitis B and TB. There are a lot of underdeveloped areas where residents are not well educated when it comes to their health. These areas are also faced with increased healthcare demands, inefficient use of healthcare resources, and unsatisfying implementation of disease management guidelines. Local rural residents lack basic health knowledge; local rural doctors lack systematic training.
Partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges
The JKKC project is well-recognized by the local government, residents and the media.
The Novartis Jian Kang Kuai Che project has already organized many health education and professional training activities among students, local citizens and healthcare professionals. Major activities include the “Spring Rain” training project aimed toward primary care professionals and the “Health Express Tour” education project which targets local residents and students. The Jian Kang Kuai Che project is the first large-scale social responsibility healthcare program carried out by a multinational enterprise in the Xinjiang province, and it has effectively brought changes in local schools, hospitals and communities.
JKKC has covered more than 90% of Xinjiang‘s rural areas, and provided health education to 1,970,000 students, 750,000 residents and 120,000 doctors.