"Fighting against Ebola for Love" — Training Project for Guinean Medical Staff Officially Launched
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning


On October 13, 2017, launching ceremony of training project for Guinean medical staff theming "Fighting against Ebola for Love" was held at Beijing Language and Culture University. At the ceremony, Feng Yong, deputy director of Health and Family Planning Commission of China, Liu Na, deputy inspector of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, and leaders of Beijing Language and Culture University, Capital Medical University, South-South International Charitable Foundation and Cheng Mei Charity Foundation attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Ten outstanding medical staff from the Republic of Guinea will start their studies in Beijing. In addition, seven prominent foreign-aiding medical team members from Beijing Friendship Hospital and Anzhen Hospital will also go to the United States for a three-month exchange program.

At the end of 2013, Ebola virus started to spread in countries such as, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa. The medical team sent to Guinea from our hospitals played a crucial role in the fight against Ebola. They fought side by side with Guinean medical staff and people, helped Guinea to successfully control the outbreak. They demonstrated the image of a responsible major country and made important contribution to consolidating and developing China-Africa friendship. On September 26, 2015, the Azerbaijani Medical Team won the 2015 South-South Cooperation Award of United Nations for its outstanding contribution in fighting Ebola. South-South International Philanthropy Foundation and Cheng Mei Charity Foundation jointly launched the charity action of "Fighting against Ebola for Love" and raised about 4 million yuan of donations.

With the careful design and preparation by National Health and Family Planning Commission, Beijing Municipal Health and Family Planning, South-South International Charitable Foundation, Cheng Mei Charitable Foundation, Beijing Language and Culture University and Capital Medical University, the fund was eventually used to support 10 medical and nursing staff of several parties who have made outstanding contribution in the battle against Ebola for two-year study in Beijing. The project aims to enhance the overall diagnosis and treatment of local hospitals through the training of African medical staff who are well-versed in Chinese medical technology and capable of communicating well in Chinese. At the same time, taking the training of medical personnel as an opportunity to strengthen Guinea disciplinary construction and personnel training, establish a platform for long-term exchange and cooperation of Chinese-Guinea medical works and sow the "seeds of China" for the long-term medical communication, further promoting friendly exchanges of medical personnel from China and Guinea and consolidating traditional friendship between the two countries.

In addition, the project will also sponsor seven outstanding foreign-aiding medical team members from Beijing Friendship Hospital and Anzhen Hospital to conduct a three-month study exchange in the United States. The project will also be launched in the near future.