PfP Encourages Growth of Peer Support in China
In a country with over 90 million people living with diabetes, the Chinese healthcare system is searching for innovative, scalable approaches to tackling their public health crisis. Peer support is become increasingly viewed as a sound strategy for diabetes self-management. Since 2008, Chinese leaders in diabetes from Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Anhui province, Hong Kong and Taiwan have worked with Peers for Progress to develop and evaluate peer support programs.
In this recent article, a China Daily correspondent interviews Ed Fisher, Global Director of Peers for Progress and Maggy Coufal, Senior Program Manager on the role of Peers for Progress in expanding peer support programs in China.
The China Daily is the most widely circulated daily English language newspaper in the People’s Republic of China and is regarded as the English language “window into China.”