Commitment to Action

Reducing Costs to Increase Health Care Access in China

Commitment by

AIDS Care China

In 2008, AIDS Care China committed to establish a pilot clinic in Yunnan province that offers affordable and continuous medical services for people living with HIV/AIDS in rural areas. The ultimate goal is to develop a model that would lead to a reform of public health care systems in China and would be replicated across China.
Unsuccessful in raising any donor support for this commitment, AIDS Care China changed its strategy. It established a private fund to provide emergency relief for people being hospitalized with HIV/AIDS who could not afford the treatment cost. It also sensitized the medical staff for the need to lower the cost of life-saving treatment. In addition, it documented the cost of each case, to establish evidence for future advocacy for policy change. AIDS Care China has raised over $ 50,000 from friends and other individuals, permitting it to support more than 50 HIV/AIDS cases during the past year.

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Commitment

Reducing Costs to Increase Health Care Access in China

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$450,000

Region

Asia

Countries

CHINA

Commitment by

AIDS Care China

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Jiangqin, Wang Yun Sheng, Clinton Health Access Initiative