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  • Thursday, 18 April 2024
Chinese Hospital Forges Agreement to Strengthen Medical Collaboration with Sierra Leone

Chinese Hospital Forges Agreement to Strengthen Medical Collaboration with Sierra Leone

A landmark agreement was signed on Thursday, February 22, 2024, between a Chinese hospital and the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital. This agreement is set to strengthen the collaborative efforts in healthcare between China and Sierra Leone, with the aim of enhancing medical services in the region.


The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, a renowned medical institution in Hunan Province, central China, facilitated this agreement. The hospital, known for its medical expertise, has committed to providing substantial support to its Sierra Leonean counterpart, particularly in the area of nursing capabilities.


Yan Jin, the director of the Chinese hospital’s nursing department, highlighted the long-standing cooperation between the two nations, citing several decades of partnership. The hospital has previously dispatched nearly 20 skilled medical personnel to various regions across Africa, showcasing its dedication to global healthcare outreach.


As part of this agreement, the Chinese hospital has extended an invitation for staff from the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital to participate in specialized medical training programs. These programs will focus on critical areas, including the management of the special care baby unit, an essential component of pediatric healthcare.


Sarah Conth, the president of the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, expressed her gratitude to the Chinese delegation for their support. Conth emphasized the challenges faced by their institution, particularly in the area of special care for infants. She highlighted issues such as feeding protocols and medical staff training. The collaboration with the Chinese hospital is expected to bring about significant improvements in practices at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, leading to enhanced efficiency and effectiveness in patient care.


The Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, where the Chinese medical teams are stationed, is known for its comprehensive services and plays a crucial role in meeting the medical needs of the Sierra Leonean population. This partnership represents a significant step forward in the healthcare sector of both countries and underscores their shared commitment to improving global health outcomes.


The signing of this agreement marks a new chapter in the partnership between China and Sierra Leone in the field of healthcare. It is a testament to the collaborative efforts of both nations towards advancing the global health agenda. As the world faces unprecedented health challenges, partnerships like these are essential in addressing healthcare needs and promoting a healthier future for all.

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