Extend medical access

There are nearly 100 million HBV carriers in China among which 20million are in need of medication. The drugs cost them 78 to 230 dollors everymonth and it is a heavy burden for them in a long run.

To extend medical access means to decrease medicine price, toincrease the health insurance coverage, and to promote health care forHepatitis B outpatients through urging the transformation of current healthcare system. We have been constantly making efforts to influence policymakersand urge the government to listen to our concerns and take action to address toheavy burdens on HBV carriers. Strategies we have taken include persuading NPCand CPPCC members, trekking, sending flowers to officials, examining normativedocuments, and recruiting volunteers to write to related departments.

Our Accomplishments

Glaxosmithkline(GSK) lowered the price of its Hepatitis B drugs for30% among which the price of Tenofovir decreases from 230 dollors per bottle to156 dollors in China. (2015)  

Cities including Wuhan and Shijia Zhuang simplified the procedureof health care reimbursement for Hepatitis B outpatients by canceling the partof company examination.(2015)

Health care coverage for Hepatitis B patients in Guangzhou isincreased from 23 dollors per month to 94 dollors as Hepatitis B is readjustedfrom chronic disease clinic level to special clinic level.(2014)

Hepatitis B drugs including Entecavir are listed as basic drugs inZhejiang Province. So far the price of Hepatitis B drugs has decreased by half.(2014)

Since 2013, we have organised three yearly trek campaigns toBeijing where we met the officials from Ministry of Health and made suggestionto them on relieving the medical cost for Hepatitis B patients which wasapproved by the director of NHFPC(National Health and Family PlanningCommission of China).

Elimination of discrimination

Many HBV carriers are turned down and discriminated by schools andcompanies in enrollment and recruitment. We take the strategy of communicationprior to confrontation because we are convinced that only communication canplay a part in eliminating discrimination against Hepatitis B.

Our Accomplishments

MoHRSS(Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security) and twoother Ministries launched policies against Hepatitis B discrimination which isof significant meaning in eliminating systematic discrimination againstHepatitis B.(2005 - 2010)

iKang Guobin Healthcare Group, a listed physical examinationcompany in NDAQ, hired Lei Chuang as its social supervisor which promotesphysical examination companies in China to implement the ban on Hepatitis BTests in recruitment.(2014)

Companies including Kingsoft, China Resources Land and C’estbon(ChinaResources) publicised their promises to eliminate Hepatitis B Tests inrecruitment.2014

Increse Public Awareness

We are dedicated tohelp the public get to know Hepatitis B scientifically and eliminateunnecessary fear towards HBV through creative actions and innovative mediastrategies. So far, the campaigns we have launched are inviting NPC members andstrangers to dine with HBV carriers, asking for hugs, and treks to Beijing, andthese all received a wide coverage from the media. In 2015, we have launchedthe hugging campaign in cooperation with GDTV which become a public interest asthe click-through rates of its video has reached over 1 million.