In 2010, we launched the Jian Kang Kuai Che or “Health Express” initiative in China’s remote Xinjiang province to help improve local health education and healthcare standards there. 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 over the years it has helped bring change to local schools, hospitals and communities.
One of the major activities is the “Spring Rain” training project. “Spring Rain” has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment capabilities of local primary care providers by offering access to professional training at hospitals through both on-site teaching and distance learning. To date, about 60,000 healthcare professionals have benefited from this training.
Another key initiative is the “Health Express Tour” education project, a series of activities aimed at improving health awareness in schools and local communities. To date, the “Health Express Tour” has provided healthcare training to 1.8 million students and 470,000 residents.
The Jian Kang Kuai Che project has also funded the compilation and publication of seven bilingual health education textbooks in both Uighur and Chinese. These were given out to local teachers and students for the development of health education in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The JKKC programs have won recognition and praise from both the Chinese and international communities:
SCRIP Award for Best Advance in an Emerging Market
China Corporate Citizenship Microfilm Award for JKKC film
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
Xinjiang Department of Health recognizes JKKC for its significant contributions to the Xinjiang health system
China Pace Maker Award from the China CSR Education League