In view of the short stature and malnutrition problems of children in Equatorial Guinea, a Chinese medical aid team sent to Equatorial Guinea launched a care project for children in 2020. With a well-designed program, the team conducted physical checkups for the children regularly with follow-ups on their growth. Professional dietitians were provided to guide parents to adjust children's dietary structure and daily routines. Healthy food and nutritional supplements were also given out regularly. The Chinese medical experts' care and visits were not stopped by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea. Over half of the aided children gradually grew taller and gained the opportunity to grow up healthily.
The unremitting efforts by the Chinese medical team were highly recognized by people who went from doubting them in the beginning to proactively inquiring when they saw their children were "taller and stronger".
Abiding by the concept “Teaching people fishing is better than giving them fish”, the medical team translated assorted data and materials into Spanish and submitted them to the health department in Equatorial Guinea for their reference, so as to ensure that the project continues to benefit local people and help more children grow up healthily.