Shanxi to offer African countries medical aid in relay
The 22nd and 25th Chinese (Shanxi) medical aid teams to the African countries of Cameroon and Togo left Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on April 22 for a one-year medical aid mission.
The two medical teams consist of 35 medical workers specializing in cardiovascular medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, acupuncture, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, and ophthalmology from 35 hospitals in the cities of Changzhi, Linfen, Taiyuan and Lyuliang.
Wu Jin, director of the Shanxi Provincial Health Commission, encouraged the teams to provide high-quality medical and health services to recipient countries and improve the health of locals.
He expressed hope that through academic exchanges and doctor-patient interaction, the Shanxi medics will be able to spread the culture of traditional Chinese medicine, expand the far-reaching influence of Chinese medical teams, and facilitate exchanges between China and Africa.
Over the past 47 years, 1,321 medics from Shanxi have carried out various medical aid tasks overseas, winning honors in both Cameroon and Djibouti.