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Zimbabwe & China partner for cataract surgeries

Zimbabwe & China partner for cataract surgeries

Story by Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor

ZIMBABWE and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see over 600 eye cataract patients undergo surgery at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

The MoU was signed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Douglas Mombeshora and Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Zhou Ding, signifying the continued commitment to medical cooperation between the two nations.

Building on the success of the “Bright Journey” programmes of 2010 and 2012, which benefited over 800 patients, the latest initiative will incorporate more numbers in the wake of revelations that the partnership extends to vital donations.

China has been consistent in providing Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals with medical supplies after donating equipment and consumables valued at US$500 000 specifically targeting the development of the hospital’s pulmonary and critical care units.

“This is an agreement to train local doctors on cataract surgeries. China and Zimbabwe enjoy cordial relations in different spheres. Last year, we invited 100 people from Zimbabwe’s medical sector to attend training programmes in China. And am happy to start a new programme which will also benefit the two countries,” said the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Zhou Ding.

Dr Mombeshora commended China’s unwavering support, highlighting the impact the surgeries will have on countless lives.

“We hope the cataract camp will also help our local ophthalmologist who will gain more experience, and get more exposure. We are also very grateful for the equipment which has been donated. The equipment most of is going to the respiratory centre that is being established at Parirenyatwa Hospital. The equipment will go a long way in managing more patients for us so it is quite a donation which is worth recognising,” he said.

Since 1985, China has sent a total of 188 doctors to Zimbabwe.

The Chinese medical team has also set up the traditional Chinese medical and acupuncture diagnosis and Acupuncture Centre at Parirenyatwa which provides free health services.amp; China partner for cataract surgeries

Story by Abigirl Tembo, Health Editor

ZIMBABWE and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see over 600 eye cataract patients undergo surgery at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

The MoU was signed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Douglas Mombeshora and Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Zhou Ding, signifying the continued commitment to medical cooperation between the two nations.

Building on the success of the “Bright Journey” programmes of 2010 and 2012, which benefited over 800 patients, the latest initiative will incorporate more numbers in the wake of revelations that the partnership extends to vital donations.

China has been consistent in providing Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals with medical supplies after donating equipment and consumables valued at US$500 000 specifically targeting the development of the hospital’s pulmonary and critical care units.

“This is an agreement to train local doctors on cataract surgeries. China and Zimbabwe enjoy cordial relations in different spheres. Last year, we invited 100 people from Zimbabwe’s medical sector to attend training programmes in China. And am happy to start a new programme which will also benefit the two countries,” said the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Zhou Ding.

Dr Mombeshora commended China’s unwavering support, highlighting the impact the surgeries will have on countless lives.

“We hope the cataract camp will also help our local ophthalmologist who will gain more experience, and get more exposure. We are also very grateful for the equipment which has been donated. The equipment most of is going to the respiratory centre that is being established at Parirenyatwa Hospital. The equipment will go a long way in managing more patients for us so it is quite a donation which is worth recognising,” he said.

Since 1985, China has sent a total of 188 doctors to Zimbabwe.

The Chinese medical team has also set up the traditional Chinese medical and acupuncture diagnosis and Acupuncture Centre at Parirenyatwa which provides free health services.

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