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Cultivating Healthcare Workers in China

Active Since: 2015

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Contributing to SDGs…

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.

MEMBER COMPANIES

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

  • Global NGOs

    Plan International

    Contribution

    Cooperate with Planning, operating and evaluating the program.

  • Government

    Guangnan County Women's Federation

    Contribution

    They are operating Community Child Development Network in Community Center.

    Guangnan County Health Bureau

    Contribution

    Guangnan County Health Bureau is operating IMCI training.

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.

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. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  4. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 
  5. 3.C: Health workforce

SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 

RESULTS & 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.