Holistic Approaches to Poverty Elimination
When talking to local people during his visit to Qinghai Province in August 2016, Xi Jinping reiterated the importance of targeted poverty elimination and earnest efforts to deliver assistance to those in need. He stressed the synergy of different policies and channels. Efforts should be made to improve local living environment, raise the local living standard, and enhance people’s ability to work, and follow-up plans and measures are also needed to sustain the results of poverty elimination. These views highlight holistic approaches and whole-process control to realize multiple goals in poverty elimination, and strict review to ensure enforcement of relevant policies.
In accordance with the Decision on Winning the Battle Against Poverty, China will carry out poverty relief projects through better healthcare. Impoverished people will have access to basic medical services, and efforts will be made to prevent them from slipping back into poverty because of illness.