'Two-cancers' Financial Assistance Covers 1,157 Women in NE China

September 3, 2018
Editor: Yang Peng

Liaoning Women's Federation (LWF), in northeast China, launched the Women's Health Protection Project earlier this year, in an effort to provide better medical assistance to locals in the province.

Since the project began, some 256,011 women have received free cervical and breast cancer screening.

In addition, over 1,100 patients from rural areas who were diagnosed with a condition have been provided with funds of 100,000 yuan each for medical treatment.

LWF has ordered women's federations at all levels to work with health departments to encourage women to undergo the physical examination.

Liaoning's financial department has allocated a public-welfare fund from a lottery of 10 million yuan, and Liaoning Women and Children's Foundation has donated a total of 1.57 million yuan to new cases of the diseases identified in 2017, according to a spokesperson.

Liaoning has allocated 11 million yuan to provide medical services to women in the province over the past three years.

In 2017, 44 counties and one district offered free cervical and breast cancer screening services for women of a particular age group in impoverished rural areas and allocated a total of 10 million yuan yearly to help those diagnosed with the deadly diseases.

(Source: Liaoning Daily / Translated and edited by Women of China)

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