LIVE AID - JCI LEADER

Member

Enkhbaatar Ganbold


Local organization

JCI Leader


National organization

Mongolia


Member

Enkhbaatar Ganbold


Duration

From January 1 to December 31, 2022

Target

To target most deadly or most urgent health issues in Mongolia each year end to support the areas where general health system can not reach or is not aware of. Main two areas focused this year was: - frontline workers such as doctors, nurses, police etc - Children with cancer


Target population

100000


People impacted

20000


Purpose

The main purpose of this long term project is to provide support and education around the most important health issues among the Mongolian population. This is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as such as "Provide healthy and prosperous living conditions for the entire population". Also it falls within Mongolian healthcare long and mid term goals such as "Sustainable Development Concept of Mongolia - 2030" and "Reduction cancer mortality to 10.5 % by 2020".

According to the World Health Organization, Mongolia has the world’s highest rate of liver cancer, as well as the highest mortality rate from the disease. Each year, liver cancer and liver cirrhosis account for 15% of all deaths. Chronic hepatitis is the most common risk factor in developing liver cancer, and 400,000 of Mongolia’s 3 million citizens are diagnosed with a hepatitis virus.

Furthermore, according to research conducted by the National Centre for Mother and Child Health, cases of cancer have been increasing among Mongolian children. The cancer among children accounts for an estimated 8.5 percent of all cases in Mongolia and, sadly, is forecast to increase. A cancer diagnosis can affect the emotional health of patients, families, and caregivers. It's important to recognize these changes and get help when needed.

From March 2020 a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (COVID-19) has spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic. On the face of this sudden crisis JCI leader took initiative to contributes to the global fight against COVID-19 and supported government hospitals, front line workers, non-government organizations and citizens by launching the “Protect Our Loved Ones” campaign.


Overview

Under the UNSDG goal 3 "Good health and well-being" JCI Leader chapter has been implementing the project focusing on different areas under different Presidents' leadership over the years.
2014 - Implementation of the project aims to prevent vulnerable sector of society from Hep B and C viruses by providing free medical tests
2015 - Collaboration with the Mongolian Government to raise public awareness on Hep B and C viruses and its consequences. Whole Liver-Mongolia movement had begun.
2016 - Global partnership with the World Health Organization. National policies and programs were carried out.
2017 - Renovation of playground at the National Center of Maternal and Child Health, and donation of over 200 books and toys.
2018 - Construction of palliative care center “House of Hope” at the National Cancer Center collaborating with TIKA Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria
2019 - Raise awareness among the the general public to encourage young people to support cancer patients
2020 - Donation of protective clothing, masks, hand sanitizers etc,. to frontline workers of partnering hospitals during Covid-19 pandemic

This year our project focused on two areas:
- Provide emotional and physical support to kids with cancer at the Department of Hematology and Oncology of the National Center for Primary Health Care. We organized events at the Department of Hematology and Oncology of the National Center for Cancer Research for kids treated for cancer. Our volunteers spend time playing with the kids who enjoyed new toys and books donated. Kids who beat cancer were given presents and "Brave Hero" medals for their great victory. Our members and senators volunteered their time, well over 320 hours in total this year. We have raised donation of toys, books, bartered services and cash of over MNT 20 million.
- As Covid-19 pandemic raged on with second, third and fourth waves we continued providing protective gear to frontline workers, policemen, elderly and kids, place hand sanitizers at public places, shopping centers. Due to Mongolia-China border closure or restrictions happening for well over two years, medical supply materials price increases dramatically and supply is limited. State hospitals workers were running out of protective gear and less fortunate portion of the population could not buy masks, sanitizers or social distance themselves due to work. It is estimated that protecting 1000 doctors has effect of protecting 100,000 patients. We have raised over MNT 110 million and used our private sector resources to import them from Korea and China. Social media campaign "save your loved ones" continued to encourage the general public to wear masks, use hand sanitizers regularly and implement social distancing. The campaign was successfully closed in December 2021 as Mongolian adult population is fully vaccinated with 3rd booster shots at 50%, children over 12 are vaccinated and heard immunity is considered to be achieved.


Results

With "save your loved ones" campaign we believe we had the maximum effect that we could. We were able to move other organizations, government agencies, NGO's, individuals in the same direction, in the fight against the Covid-19, into mentality that prevention is the most important weapons and that we all need to hold the tide until scientists do their job and majority are vaccinated.
However, our cancer patients (kids) would have had great time if we were able to bring more famous people or cartoon characters such as superheroes and princesses for the day events. Increase in size in all aspects of the project should be goal - reaching more patients, raising more funds, increasing volunteer numbers and raising awareness to more people.


Recommendations

JCI leader Live aid project followed JCI action framework as guideline. We emphasize how projects are run the JCI way. Many organizations run projects but majority of them are non-sustainable, loses momentum or even just are not successful. We are setting example of how project can be run successfully to our members, our sponsors, government organizations and officials. Companies importing healthcare products also donated immune-boosting products to vulnerable group of people and healthcare workers.
Mongolia provides free and universal healthcare to its citizens. Despite this, free access does not mean ensured access. The availability of basic healthcare services within certain facilities is not sufficient. Readiness is stunted by a lack of diagnostic capacity and a lack of medicine. We have addressed several health issue that should have been solved by the National Health system but were overlooked. One's health or their their loved ones health is really sensitive and close to heart matter and those we've reached and helped out do appreciate the work we've done.


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