Apr 7, 2022|
JD Health Supports UNAIDS China on HIV and HPV Prevention Work
by Vivian Yang
JD Health joined hands with the UNAIDS China Office to donate RMB 100,000 yuan worth of condoms to 17 community-based organizations in different regions across China to support their work on HIV and HPV prevention.
The collaboration was kicked off on March 8, the International Women’s Day, and throughout the month JD Health coordinated with several manufacturers on the product distribution to recipients designated by UNAIDS, with most of them being community service centers, care groups, mutual aid centers in Henan, Hebei, Hunan, Guizhou and other provinces.
“Women living with HIV are four to five times more likely to develop cervical cancer than women who are HIV-negative,” wrote UNAIDS China on its Twitter and acknowledged JD Health’s collaboration on April 1st. The post was retweeted by Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS, bringing this action to a much broader audience’s awareness.
While the donations were given to targeted users, the two sides simultaneously carried out an awareness-raising campaign in China on healthcare knowledge related to HIV and HPV to the general public via both online and offline channels.
As a first-time collaboration, the small step marks the beginning of the two sides’ joint commitment to advocate for stronger community engagement and partnership on expanding HPV vaccination, cervical cancer screening, treatment and other support services in China.
In early March, with the same goal to promote female health among rural women, multiple functions under JD.com, including health, logistics, insurance, finance, charity foundation and other resources, initiated a collective program for women in rural Sichuan, including donation of HPV self-test kits, hygiene goods, health insurance, healthcare lecture and more.