Led by GX Foundation CEO Professor Emily Ying Yang Chan, GX project team visited Bolikhamxay Provincial Hospital with Guangxi expert medical team to understand the local context and to assess the situation of medical and public health care in the province. Bolikhamxay was recommended by the national Ministry of Health as a potential site for the GX Cataract Blindness Elimination Project. The hospital provides ophthalmic care, but service is limited and is facing reduced external financial support.
3 representatives from Guangxi medical team travelled from Guangxi to Laos in early May to support GX’s preparation work for the upcoming Cataract Blindness Elimination Project and explore the projec sites. We sincerely thank Bolikhamxay Provincial Hospital for the warm welcome and thank you Guangxi medical team for their participation!