Silver Hair Action Programme (银龄行动)

Countries: 
China
Implemented by: 
State Council Information Office
Type of Implementer(s): 
Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-3 (Rural development, migration and urbanization)
Description: 

In 2003, the government started to organize the Silver Hair Action Programme to enable senior intellectuals with scientific and technological knowledge to aid the western regions and other under-developed regions of China. The programme was implemented in 24 provinces and treated over 200,000 patients, and trained 38,000 medical personnel and primary and middle school teachers.