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Chinese doctors offer lectures to South Sudan students

Nov 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A batch of Chinese medical teams arrived in the country in august and have been offering lectures to South Sudanese medical students and health workers as well as free medical services to the residents.

A health worker checks temperature of a member of Chinese medical team at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, on Aug. 19, 2020. A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in South Sudan on Wednesday to strengthen the east African nation's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
A health worker checks temperature of a member of Chinese medical team at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, on Aug. 19, 2020. A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in South Sudan on Wednesday to strengthen the east African nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

Since their arrival, these Chinese doctors have organized lectures for over 50 medical students, who were tipped on anesthesiology and orthopedics at the Health Science Training Institute in Juba.

The students say that they appreciate the lectures are helpful to them and call on the medical team to continue sharing the knowledge with them.

“I like their innovative way of teaching and I hope to continue attending these lectures because it will encourage us as medical students to apply the medical techniques in our work,” said Santino Mathew, a first-year student pursuing a diploma in Theater Attendant.

Emmanuel Poni, who is also a health student, hopes that the Chinese medical team will keep training them.

“We have gained a lot from the lectures. We also shared experiences with Chinese doctors. So, I hope they will continue coming to the school so that we gain more knowledge,” said Emmanuella Poni, who is also a medical student.

This is the eighth team from china to come into the country to support their local counterparts in providing health services and human resource development since 2013.

A translator for the Chinese medical team in South Sudan, Li Jinkuan, said they are committed to continuing to provide free health and capacity building services in South Sudan.

“We are trying to provide our knowledge to the local medical students so that they become qualified medical workers in the future,” Li said.

“We have started with the Juba Health Science Institute and we will try to cooperate with universities and medical schools to enable us to share our China experience with South Sudan,” he added.

The Chinese medics have provided medical consultations and surgeries to thousands of patients across South Sudan in the past seven years.

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