Description of Innovation

China is one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world. Non-communicable diseases (NCD) account for 80 percent of deaths in china and 70% of the total disease burden. The number of NCD cases in people over 40 are expected to increase two and three-fold over the next two decades. NCD care and management among the elderly are becoming an increasingly important social and public health issue.

Le Nest leverages trained volunteers and professionals to provide NCD disease management education, physical and psychological interventions, physical therapy, and hospital-visit counseling for a fixed yearly membership fee.

Le Nest operates five community health centers in Shanghai, serving a total of 1,800 elderly people each year and reducing the burden on overcrowded hospitals.