China to launch programmes on prevention of communicable diseases

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The ambassador of The Peoples’ Republic of China to The Gambia has disclosed that China would soon launch a cooperation programmes on the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases such as schistosomiasis, HIV and AIDS and malaria for African countries.

Ma Jainchun made these remarks recently at the commemoration of World AIDS day held at a hotel in Senegambia.

The Chinese diplomat revealed that China would train more medical specialists from Africa and continue to send medical teams that better meet Africa’s needs.

These initiatives, he went on, are part of goals that delineate the blueprint for China-Africa relations in the new era and opens a new direction for ‘our future work’ on China-Africa cooperation.

“The successful holding of the FOCAC-Beijing Summit marks another step forward in China-Africa relations and create historic opportunities for our health cooperation. During the summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced eight major initiatives in collaboration with Africa. One of them is capacity building on health care in the area of prevention and control of HIV and AIDS, which especially focused under the health care initiative,” he explained.

Ambassador Ma Jainchun disclosed that starting from 2019, China would work with African countries and relevant international organisations on a three-year programmes for adolescents, AIDS prevention and community health programmes in China and Africa. 

Author: Pa Modou Cham
Source: Picture: Ambassador Ma Jainchun