Chinese female doctors are increasingly
earning public trust for their commitment and dedication to offer
treatment to their South Sudanese patients.
Fang, a 38-year-old dermatologist with the eighth batch of the Chinese
medical team in Juba is always seen busy in her office at the Juba
Teaching Hospital with patients seeking treatment for various skin
Liu treats both children and adults with skin diseases such as eczema, scabies, dermatitis, drug eruption and tinea.
from Anhui Province is also an expert in Chinese traditional medicine
which gives her wide knowledge on how to treat several types of skin
diseases in her patients.
of patients who make daily visits demonstrates the trust and strong
relationship she has built with the public in Juba, since arriving in
Juba in August 2020.
listen to my medical prescription and some of the patients who live far
away are unable to come to me regularly for more medical examinations.
This is the main reason why I prescribe them enough medicine so that
they continue with treatment from home," Liu told Xinhua in Juba on
Liu, who treats between
70-80 patients daily, however, said that at first, she experienced
challenges due to the language barrier as most of her patients speak the
local Juba Arabic language.
challenge is the language but this is solved by our South Sudanese
medical assistants who help us to translate into local Arabic for the
patients. South Sudanese are very patient and very cooperative which
helps my work," she said.
the medicines I need to prescribe for the patients are available so the
patients often get what they need. The treatment is free of charge," she
The doctor was part of the
Chinese medical team that in December last year treated more than 2,000
locals in the Lado area of Terekeka in Central Equatoria State.
Kenyi, a medical assistant who works with Liu in their crowded office
hailed the Chinese medical team for their generosity.
have been working with the Chinese medical teams for the last six years
here. They are helping people with free treatment for skin diseases and
their other teams are helping in treating other diseases. They are
giving free treatment to South Sudanese who are suffering," said Kenyi.
deal with many patients with tinea versicolor, tinea pedis, tinea
corporis, tinea capitis that affect the nails. We are here helping
people with free treatment," he added.
Yangchun, a 38-year-old gynecologist from Anhui Medical University,
said that for the few months she has spent in the main referral hospital
she noticed that the high number of women suffering from cervical
cancer is largely due to lack of health awareness.
think health awareness is still low in South Sudan, many women come
here with terminal cancer and this is due to lack of health awareness.
Some of these women do not turn up for timely checkup that is why some
of these small problems turn into terminal cancer," said Sun who has
worked for over 20 years as a gynecologist.
operates the only colposcopy machine in the hospital donated by the
Chinese government to help detect cancer and other diseases among women.
disclosed that 30 percent of the inpatients in the gynecology ward
suffer from cervical cancer, adding that a quarter of these suffer from
terminal cancer which is extremely difficult to treat.
what I know cervical cancer is prevalent among South Sudanese women
because of early child marriages and also due to vaginal inflammation
and this is worsened by failure to seek medical examination," said Sun.
we can do is to use the colposcopy machine and do surgery but for
terminal cancer there is no way we can treat," she added. Enditem