Overseas Medical Aid Team Meet Premier of Sao Tome and Princ

                                           Overseas Medical Aid Team Meet Premier of Sao Tome and Principe

On 26th January, Chief Physician Ma Yukui of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Chief Physician and Vice-director Luo Fengming of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Attending Physician Jiang Lingyun of the Department of Cardiology, translator Mo Peng of Operation Management Department, and chef Wang Yong of Nutrition Center from West China Hospital of Sichuan University joined the medical team heading to Sao Tome and Principe. On the local time of 13th February, members of the first China-to-Sao Tome and Principe-aid team was given a cordial reception from the Premier of Sao Tome and Principe ,H.E. Mr.  Patrice Trovoada. They exchanged views on future healthcare issues in Sao Tome and Principe.
First, Premier Patrice Trovoada extended his high praise and sincere gratitude to the medical aid that Chinese government has given to Sao Tome and Principe. Then, he introduced the present health care problems and challenges in Sao Tome and Principe. He also expressed that the government paid much attention to people’s livelihood and always put the improvement of health care at a critical place, therefore it was desperate to reform the healthcare system to tackle current medical problems. Premier Patrice Trovoada had high expectation for this Chinese medical team and hoped that the team would bring the advancement and quality of Chinese medical service to Sao Tome and Principe and get local people out of severe diseases. Also, he hoped the team could make a selection of some local excellent young doctors and have them trained and guided to develop a group of elite medical workers. In addition, he hoped that the team could help solve some systematic problems for the health administration system of Sao Tome and Principe, and also reform the whole health care system.
Team leader Wang Jinqiang, official from National Health and Family Planning Commission, expressed gratitude on behalf of the medical team. He made a response to those problems Mr. Premier had mentioned. He said China had some experience and achievements in the reform of health care system in recent years, and China would love to share those experience with Sao Tome and Principe. Meanwhile, the team promised to accomplish the medical aid mission and help reform the country’s medical system.
Finally, Premier Patrice Trovoada expressed his gratitude to Chinese medical aid team again, and took photographs with members. During the meeting, National Television Station of Sao Tome and Principe made a full coverage report on the event and a feature interview after the meeting.

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