Cultivating Healthcare Workers in China

In China, the medical services available to children and mothers can vary greatly by region, and this situation has resulted in child mortality rates that are anywhere from two to five times higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Moreover, roughly 40% of children under the age of five in rural areas display stunted growth.

In July 2015, Daiichi Sankyo embarked on a project targeting approximately 60,000 households in six townships in Guangnan County, in the Yunnan province of China.  This area has a particularly high number of children suffering from developmental disorders.

Daiichi Sankyo is focusing on improving the health and nutrition among children aged five and under in this impoverished area through the improvement of the healthcare system.

To accomplish this goal, we are working to develop medical professionals in community healthcare through a series of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy training (IMCI Training) sessions and by offering education to improve the capability of local pediatric care through the establishment of a community center.

The ultimate goal for this five year project is for better health for these children as well as their mothers, contributing to Access Accelerated’s mission of sustainably improving health.

Training through cooperation with Mother and Child Healthcare Center of Kunming City

Aged elementary school building transformed into community center