The Department for Women's Development of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) jointly held its second training course on women's poverty alleviation and health insurance with China Life Company on July 2 in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.
Yang Liu, member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, and Xu Haifeng, vice-president of China Life Company, addressed the event.
Yang noted that women's health is an issue that concerns the interests and happiness of hundreds of millions of women and their families. It is also vital to help people shake off poverty.
In order to better improve women's health, Yang put forward four requirements to participants.
First, women's federations at all levels should further study and implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's important speeches and instructions so as to enhance their sense of responsibility and mission of promoting women's health and development.
Second, officials should conscientiously sum up the results of women's health promotion and poverty alleviation work, and draw lessons from successful practices.
Third, officials should pay attention to impoverished women's needs and devote their efforts to innovation to carry out the rural vitalization strategy.
Fourth, officials should do their best to improve women's health awareness and also use preferential policies in order to help women escape poverty.
Further participants included staff of women's federations from 19 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions and representatives of China Life Company. Some of them shared their work experiences at the event.
Since a free cancer screening project among rural women was carried out under the support of the National Health Commission and the ACWF, over 70 million rural women have received cervical cancer screening while over 10 million have received breast cancer screening.
The ACWF has also enlisted the support of a lottery public welfare fund and assisted 102,200 impoverished ill women. With the cooperation of China Life Company, health insurance has been offered to over three million women, among which over 500,000 patients were impoverished.
(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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