Kunming, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- The 22rd batch of China (Yunnan) medical teams aiding Uganda was held in Kunming on September 23. Nine team members from many hospitals and universities in Yunnan are about to go to Africa to replace the 22nd batch of medical teams that have been at the front for one year and three months, and carry out a one-year medical mission on behalf of the country.

On the 22nd, the 23rd batch of China (Yunnan) medical team to Uganda was held in Kunming. Photo by Zhong Xin

As an important gateway to China's southwest frontier, Yunnan Province was one of the earliest provinces to undertake the task of national aid to foreign countries. In 1983, Yunnan Province undertook the first batch of Chinese medical teams to aid Uganda, and over the past 40 years, it has continuously sent 22 batches of 209 medical personnel to Uganda, treating more than 10,<> local patients in total, and participating in international humanitarian emergency relief and crisis management operations for many times, which has been highly praised by the governments of recipient countries and the public.

The 23rd batch of Uganda medical teams will be composed of 9 members from the Third People's Hospital of Yunnan Province, Yunnan Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Yunnan Infectious Disease Hospital and Kunming Medical University. It covers general surgery, urology, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, infectious diseases and other specialties.

Tang Hua, leader of the 23rd batch of medical teams assisting Uganda, said in his speech that he will continue to carry forward the spirit of internationalism and humanitarianism, practice the spirit of China's foreign aid medical team of "fearless of hardship, willing to dedicate, save lives and help the wounded, and love without boundaries", take practical actions to protect lives, promote people-to-people bonds, continuously improve the level of China-Africa health cooperation, and make due contributions to promoting the construction of a community of human health and health. (End)