Vientiane, Laos -GX Project Site
Prey Veng, Cambodia -GX Project Site
Djibouti -GX Project site
Fatick, Senegal -GX Project Site
GX Mobile Eye Treatment Centre ( METC) where cataract surgeries will be performed.
The third round of the “Belt and Road Medical Humanitarian Aid Educational Talk” was successfully conducted on October 25th at St. Paul's Co-educational College with the participation of nearly 200 teachers and students. During the event, a livestream was set up with our project site in Cambodia, allowing students to witness the local environment and work of the medical team in real time, gaining insights into the challenges faced when implementing humanitarian aid projects.
GX would like to thank St. Paul's Co-educational College for their cooperation, which ensured the smooth running of the event. In the future, GX will continue to organize similar talks in different schools to foster the interest of students towards medical humanitarian assistance and nurture a new generation of humanitarian aid workers.
Since launching the project in the five countries, our field staff and medical teams have been working hard to help people regain vision. Today, we are glad to announce that the 6000th surgery is completed in Senegal. Biram Senghor, an 85-year-old man who barely see anything, was scheduled to undergo surgery last week. However, he was found to be uncooperative in the operating room and refused to proceed with surgery.
When he came down from our METC, he asked us to reconsider his case and promised he would be cooperative. After careful consideration with medical team, we arranged the surgery for him again today. Finally, he managed to regain vision and extricated himself from darkness to light.
The 5000th case of cataract surgery has been completed in the second cohort of the Djibouti project. This dock worker suffered traumatic cataract in his left eye because of an accident. After receiving surgery at the project site, he is very excited because he could see again finally.
Apart from Djibouti, GX is currently providing surgeries in Laos, Cambodia, Mauritania and Senegal. As of today, more than 5500 cases of cataract surgeries have been performed.
GX Foundation is a non-profit charitable Chinese organization established in Hong Kong. It aims to provide international medical and public health humanitarian assistance in countries of the Belt and Road Initiative for International Cooperation, responding to the call for “people-to-people” connectivity under the initiative.
GX is committed to eliminating the backlog cases of cataract blindness in 5 countries, and pledges to provide 37,500 free cataract surgeries in Laos, Cambodia, Djibouti, Senegal and Mauritania between 2022 and 2027.
Key programmatic themes of GX include cataract blindness elimination, vector-borne disease control, health emergency disaster risk management, international partnerships, and community knowledge transfer for public health humanitarian assistance.