Doctor Qin Zanchun came to the village in 2004 to take care of more than 2,000 villag-ers. Back then, her only choice was to walk to the village along a bumpy unpaved path. Ten years later, the village is well connected, with a new concrete road. The village has also bestowed her a new clinic, and respect from the locals.
Healthcare has also improved dramatically for the villagers since Doctor Qin arrived. Back in 2004 medical insurance was predominantly for city dwellers, covering only about a quarter of China’s population, and 80 percent of all the medical facilities were based in urban areas.