JUBA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A team of
Chinese medical experts arrived in South Sudan on Wednesday to
strengthen the east African nation's fight against the COVID-19
The eight-member team from
China's Anhui Province consists of experts in the fields including
laboratory technology, infection, insensitive care, public health, and
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
"We hope together
with our African friends, we will put efforts and enhance the war
against COVID-19," Team leader Liang Chaozhao said upon arrival in Juba.
The Chinese government also donated medical supplies for COVID-19 response in South Sudan.
Achuei Yol, South Sudan's health minister, said the Chinese medical aid
came at the right time when the country's fragile health system is
grappling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
behalf of my country to the Chinese people and government, thank you so
much because you have been supportive to the people of South Sudan and
we appreciate whatever we get from you," Achuei said.
medical experts were accompanied by the eighth batch of the Chinese
medical team to South Sudan. The 15-member team will provide free
medical service in the conflict-torn country for one year.
Ning, Chinese ambassador to South Sudan, said the arrival of the
medical experts demonstrated China's continued support to South Sudan's
"This is a concrete
action to implement the results of relevant conferences and promote the
China-Africa community of shared health. We will never forget the strong
solidarity and support South Sudan has extended to China during this
most difficult time of our battle against the pandemic," Hua said.
The Chinese envoy said the medical experts will boost South Sudan's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sudan's total confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 2,494. It had reported
47 deaths and 1,290 recoveries as of Tuesday. Enditem