Sus­tain­able health sys­tems

ChinAfrica - - China Report -

China’s as­sis­tance to Africa started in 1963 and to date more than 20,000 med­i­cal work­ers have been sent to work for some time in more than 40 coun­tries in Africa. Dur­ing the 2016-18 pe­riod China will send 1,500 med­i­cal work­ers to Africa, ac­cord­ing to the NHFPC.

The need for th­ese per­son­nel and Africa’s lack of health fa­cil­i­ties were clearly shown up dur­ing the Ebola out­break in West Africa in 2014, which left thou­sands dead. “The Ebola cri­sis was a tragic awak­en­ing for peo­ple around the world about the cru­cial im­por­tance of strong health sys­tems,” said Cheng Feng, Pro­fes­sor at the Re­search Cen­ter for Pub­lic Health of Ts­inghua Univer­sity (TPHRC).

China was among the first to de­liver emer­gency sup­port to the Ebola-hit coun­tries, with more

The Chi­nese car­diac ex­perts and their Ghana­ian pa­tient

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