A Chinese eyecare project to aid Madagascar was recently launched in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Yang Xiaorong, Chinese ambassador to Madagascar, and Andriamanarivo, public health minister of Madagascar, attended the opening ceremony.
Healthcare is crucial not only to any nation’s progress but also to the well-being of its people, said Yang in the ceremony.
Since the diplomatic opening between China and Madagascar nearly half a century ago, friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries have continued to develop steadily. Important achievements have been made in the field of medical and health cooperation.
It's hoped that this project will allow a further deepening of cooperation in the field of health care in the future.
The project team is composed of 11 experts. Ophthalmologists from Beijing and Lanzhou, China, are planning to perform more than 200 cataract surgeries in Madagascar in the next two weeks.
In addition to the surgeries, the team will provide training and academic exchanges for Madagascar ophthalmologists.