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Cultivating Healthcare Workers in China

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Improving health and nutritional conditions of children under the age of five in impoverished areas where ethnic minorities reside through improvement of the healthcare system.
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MEMBER COMPANIES:
Government 2
Global NGOs 1
Objectives

To improve health and nutritional conditions of children under the age of five in impoverished areas where ethnic minorities reside through improvement of the healthcare system.

Cultivating Healthcare Workers in China is a program Daiichi Sanyo started in 2015 to improve access to medical services in the Yunnan province of China.

Together with Plan International, the following initiatives will be implemented in six townships (approximately 60,000 households) in Guangnan County, Yunnan Province to improve health and nutritional conditions of children under the age of five in impoverished areas where ethnic minorities reside through improvement of the healthcare system. The project aims to:

1. Develop medical professionals in community healthcare through training on integrated management of childhood illnesses, including the management of pneumonia, diarrhea, asthma, and other non-communicable childhood diseases.

2. Offer education to improve the capability of local pediatric care by establishing a community center based on:
• Data published by Health Administration of Guangnan County.
• Data from a baseline by Plan International.

Together with Plan International, the following initiatives will be implemented in six townships (approximately 60,000 households) in Guangnan County, Yunnan Province to improve health and nutritional conditions of children under the age of five in impoverished areas where ethnic minorities reside through improvement of the healthcare system.

The project aims to:
1. Develop medical professionals in community healthcare through training on integrated management of childhood illnesses, including the management of pneumonia, diarrhea, asthma, and other non-communicable childhood diseases.

2. Offer education to improve the capability of local pediatric care by establishing a community center based on:
• Data published by Health Administration of Guangnan County.
• Data from a baseline by Plan International.

Results and milestones

By the end of 2017, 257 pediatricians, maternal and child health doctors and village health workers were trained, and more than 9,923 local residents have taken part in education programs.

Developing transition plans: Daiichi Sankyo is considering how community health workers can be sustained once the program ends and are developing transition plans to support this. By increasing community health workers responsibilities, they are encouraging them to become embedded in communities and self-sustaining.

Geographic Reach
  • Western Pacific
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Disease Area
  • Women’s and Child Health
  • Non-communicable diseases
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Target Population
  • Children
  • Women
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
  2. 3.C: Health workforce
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Government
Guangnan County Women's
Federation

They are operating Community Child Development Network in Community Center.

Guangnan County Health
Bureau

Guangnan County Health Bureau is operating IMCI training.

Global NGOs
Plan
International

Cooperate with Planning, operating and evaluating the program.