Ethiopia, China agree on enhanced cooperation Featured

03 Dec 2016
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Addis Ababa December 03/2016 Ethiopia and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on maternal and child health, post graduate program expansion and medical equipment donation.

The agreement, a part of Chinese plan of establishing 20 hospitals in 20 African countries, also enables the government of China to establish a trauma center at the Tirunesh Beijing Hospital, it was indicated. 

"Since high traffic accidents are common on this area, I think this is a strategic center where patients can get better service," said Professor Yifru Berhan, Minister of Health while speaking on the significance of establishing the trauma center.

"I am very much happy that we will be collaborating not only in maternal and child health but beyond that in the expansion of specialty training in which Ethiopia is planning to engage in more than 20 medical schools,” the Minister added.

China will establish the trauma ward and the nursing unit within the Tirunesh Beijing Hospital which will promote the trauma care capacity in the hospital as well as at the national level.

"The relationship between Ethiopia and China has rapidly developed with increased political mutual trust and fruitful cooperation," remarked Wang Peian, National Health and Family Planning Commissioner of China.

He added: "we are very glad to see that the Chinese medical team has worked very hard to promote the partnership between the two countries."

A high level medical team of 15 doctors from the department of neurosurgery and others departments recently came from the Hunan province of China and carried out very successful medical services in the Tirunesh Beijing Hospital.

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