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Online explanation meeting for the assessment of the Backbone Project successfully held


The Health Insurance Department in meeting with project areas by means of video conference


On August 24, the Health Insurance Department held a briefing on the assessment of the Backbone Project. More than 60 front-line poverty alleviation cadres from more than 40 project areas participated in the meeting by video conference.

2020 is the decisive closing year for winning the battle against poverty. the Backbone Project has also entered a mature operation stage. In order to comprehensively promote the poverty alleviation through health care, the Backbone Project smoothly promotes the 2020 project renewal, strengthening the development of communication in the project area to enhance the influence of the project, CFPA organizes and carries out relevant assessments of the implementation of the Backbone Project in each project area in 2019. At the meeting, Deputy Executive Director Qin Wei introduced to the project areas about the key tasks of the Backbone Project in 2020 and expressed gratitude to the project area staff for their support on behalf of China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.


Deputy Executive Director Qin Wei introduced the key tasks of the project to project areas in 2020


Jin Zinan, Assistant Director of the Health Insurance Department, chaired the meeting. Senior Program Manager Hu Dian introduced relevant standards of the assessment and the requirements for submitting assessment materials of 2019. At the same time, representatives of the project area were invited to share their experience in project advocacy and claims settlement in Yinjiang County, Guizhou Province and Shidian County , Yunnan Province.


Relevant personnel in each project area participated in the video conference

Staff of Shidian County Medical Insurance Bureau participated in the video conference


At this briefing on the assessment of the Backbone Project, the project areas worked together to discuss, communicate, and learn from the implementation experience of some project areas, laying a good foundation for follow-up work of the Backbone Project.


In response to the important deployment of The State Council on "Winning the Battle Against Poverty", intensifying the implementation of targeted poverty alleviation, and fully mobilizing social forces to participate in the poverty alleviation through health care, under the guidance of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development and the National Health Commission, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation partnered with Alibaba Philanthropy and the Philanthropy & Insurance Platforms of Ant Financial Services to launch the Backbone Project. This project combines poverty alleviation through health care with health insurance, and provides tailored poverty alleviation insurance to registered poor households between 18 to 60 years old. The project provides medical protection for poor households who are sick and hospitalized, reducing the burden of treatment costs and decreasing incidence of poverty and returning to poverty due to illnesses. Since its launch on July 12, 2017, the project had benefitted a total of 9,922,400 person-times in 80 counties in 12 provinces and input 299 million yuan as of the beginning of August 2020, including Xide County in Sichuan Province, Zhenxiong County in Yunnan Province, and Dafang County in Guizhou Province.