To promote access to health services in rural areas, the 2013 project sent doctors to rural areas to conduct regular check-up and other health services. Typically, people went to city hospitals or other large hospitals and waited in long lines to receive treatment in China, but the project sent geriatric doctors on bike to rural areas where access to health care was limited.
The North Korea Elderly Care Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2011 by the government to
- Build long-term care facilities, residential buildings, and other welfare facilities for older persons
- Provide public health information
- Publish materials
- Establish equipment for rehabilitation and health maintenance.