Inno Community Development Organization
The Inno Community Development Organization will develop and implement a program that will raise awareness about hepatitis C virus (HCV) and establish 10 HCV intervention centers to help prevent and control spread of the disease.
In 2013, the population of migrant workers in China, who are at high-risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, reached a peak of 269 million. 83.5% had limited training in hepatitis and healthcare access and 16.5% had no training in those areas.
Inno applied information it had gathered about hepatitis B virus (HBV) prevention programs supported by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Delivering Hope initiative. They concluded that engaging stakeholders and implementing community-based training would help communities respond to hepatitis, especially among vulnerable groups such as migrant workers and mobile individuals.
Inno Community Development Organization will receive $332,913 over two years to develop and implement a program for the migrant and mobile populations in Guangzhou, China.
Inno will work with community partners to:
- Establish 10 community-based HCV Intervention Centers that will focus on improving self-screening and protection against HBV and HCV infections
- Train community-based social and welfare organizations to add HBV and HCV support services to those provided for target beneficiaries
- Set up a community hotline and Wechat – mobile text messaging - accounts to disseminate information and generate feedback about the program
About 10,000 mobile people and 20,000 family members are expected to directly benefit from the effort.
- Qichuang Social Work Service Centre
- Comprehensive Family Service Centre of Shayuan Community
- Guangzhou Volunteer Federation
- Guangdong/Guangzhou Communist Youth League
- Institute for Civil Society and Non-Profit Incubator