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China Health Express (Jian Kang Kuai Che Project)

Active Since: 2010

Contributing to SDGs…

Improving the underdeveloped medical conditions of Xinjiang, a province covering one sixth of China with 23 million inhabitants.

MEMBER COMPANIES

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

  • Academia or research institute

    Fudan University

    Zhejiang University

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Government

    Chinese Provincial Bureau of Education

    Chinese Provincial Bureau of Health

  • Hospitals/Health Facilities

    Chinese city-level Healthcare Center for Students

  • Local NGOs

    Chinese Provincial Medical Association

Objectives

To improve the underdeveloped medical conditions of Xinjiang, a province covering one sixth of China with 23 million inhabitants, the Novartis China Health Express, or Jian Kang Kuai Che (JKKC) Project, is in line with the “Health Aids Xinjiang” national programs that the government is committed to carry out, and reflects the commitment of Novartis to both the Chinese medical health services and the implementation of its major healthcare policies.

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.

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"This project helped a lot in improving rural doctors professional skills in the past three years. The Xinjiang Provincial Bureau of Health will fully support it."
Deputy director of the Xinjiang Provincial Bureau of Health

SDGs THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  1. 3.1: Reduce Maternal Mortality
  2. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  3. 3.3: Communicable Diseases & NTDs
  4. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  5. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 
  6. 3.C: Health workforce

SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 

RESULTS & MILESTONES

Since its launch in 2010, the program 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. Student education has a positive “ripple effect” as students pass on the knowledge they acquire to their families and thus influence health behaviors in local communities.

JKKC will keep focusing on the “Commitment to Sustainable Success” in Xinjiang. The program will continue to provide systematic training and help the development of local healthcare.

Since launch, JKKC has received a number of international and domestic awards.

2013:
SCRIP Award for Best Advance in an Emerging Market

2015:
CSR Outstanding Award from China Philanthropy Times (China’s first national newspaper dedicated to philanthropy)
Xinjiang Department of Education recognizes JKKC for its significant contributions to improving health conditions and quality of life in rural Xinjiang

2016:
Xinjiang Department of Health recognizes JKKC’s significant contributions to the Xinjiang health system
China Pace Maker Award from the China CSR Education League

2017:
Xinjiang Science & Technology Promotion Award

2018:
Xinjiang old science and Technology Association of advanced collective Award
The old science and Technology Association of advanced collective Award

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