A South Sudanese
medical staff member interacts with Chinese medical expert during a
training session on COVID-19 at Juba Teaching Hospital, in Juba, South
Sudan, on Aug. 24, 2020. A team of medical experts sent by the Chinese
government to South Sudan has embarked on experience sharing with their
local counterparts in a bid to strengthen the east African nation's
fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Gale Julius/Xinhua)
JUBA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- A team of medical experts sent by the
Chinese government to South Sudan on Monday kicked off training for
frontline health care workers tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the east
Group team leader, Liang Chaozhao said the three-day training seeks
to strengthen South Sudan's fight against the pandemic and also enable
medical experts from the countries to share experience.
"It is good for health workers to know how to protect themselves, so
they can fight the disease better. So, the training seeks to enhance
their capacity to respond in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,"
The training attracted over 70 South Sudanese health workers, who
were tipped on safety and preventative measures while battling the novel
"The training was nice and clear. I learned how to protect myself
when responding to COVID-19. I would recommend them to extend it so that
many health workers can benefit," said Elizabeth Achan.
The eight-member team from China's Anhui Province consists of experts
in the medical fields including laboratory technology, infection,
intensive care, public health, and nursing.
During their nine-day mission, the Chinese medics will share
knowledge and experience with senior South Sudanese government
officials, local health experts, medical institutions and also train
South Sudanese medical staff on COVID-19 response. Enditem