Sustainable health systems
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