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Uganda receives medical aid from new Chinese medical team

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Aug 11, 2022

Additional medical personnel from China have been sent to Uganda to help the African country fight many diseases and improve its public health system. From three hospitals and a university in Yunnan province in southwest China, seven medical staff, a translator and a cook were chosen. On Thursday, Kunming was their final destination.

“We will do our best to relieve people’s grief by maintaining the spirit of hard work and perseverance,” Guo Zhiping, team leader of Yunnan No. 3 People’s Hospital, said at the ceremony on Wednesday. farewell.

Guo said that in addition to telemedicine and public health, the two sides will collaborate in other areas such as hospital administration and discipline development. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies such as acupuncture and moxibustion are used by physicians specializing in everything from gastrointestinal to anesthesiology, otolaryngology, thyroid surgery and breast.

Because they will be assisting the government in the fight against COVID-19 for the next 15 months, the team received four months of training on PCR collection and testing.

Yunnan has deployed 21 medical teams there since 1983. Guo hopes their work in Uganda will add to the strong mutual affection between China and Uganda on the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

China’s medical aid operation in Africa began in Algeria in 1963 when a Chinese medical team was dispatched. In November 2011, the Chinese government released a white paper on China-Africa collaboration, stating that 23,000 medical personnel had been sent to the mainland and had treated around 230 million people.

Source: Medriva.