10,000 surgeries to be performed locally free of charge in the coming three years
GX Foundation (the Foundation) and the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia officially launched the foundation’s “Cataract Blindness Elimination Project” yesterday (6th December, 2022) in Prey Veng, Cambodia. Foundation Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Mr Leung Chun-ying, His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Dr. Yim Chhay Ly and His Excellency Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian attended the project launch ceremony. They removed the gauze for the patients who have undergone surgery, finally restoring their vision. The foundation will perform 10,000 local surgeries free of charge in the coming three years.
To promote people-to-people connectivity and build a community of shared future
To promote people-to-people connectivity and build a community of shared future, GX Foundation is committed to uplift the spirit of "sharing" under the Belt and Road Initiative for International Cooperation by carrying out humanitarian aid projects. Foundation Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Mr Leung Chun-ying, said that China and Cambodia have over 60 years of diplomatic relations, and GX hopes to strengthen and promote the friendly relationship between the two countries by improving the quality of life of the Cambodian people. "Under the Belt and Road Initiative, GX will target to provide impactful interventions to meet the humanitarian aid and health needs of developing countries. We work with local counterparts to implement projects and boost the cultural exchange between China and partner countries.” In the future, GX will continue to be active in the field, supporting those in need within the international community, promoting "people-to-people connectivity" between countries, and building a community of shared future.
Continuous support from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region medical team
GX have deployed two Mobile Eye Treatment Centres (METCs) which are fully equipped to perform cataract surgery on a patient in 20 minutes, along with and a nine-people medical team from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China to provide free cataract surgery for the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia. In Cambodia, the expert medical team has previously completed a similar project for local people in Kampong Cham. The medical team also completed 402 operations in Vientiane, Laos from September to October 2022, with no serious complications.
Donated over 20 tons of medical equipment
In addition to cataract blindness elimination, GX also partnered with the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia in other areas to meet various health needs of the Cambodian people. In April 2021, cases of COVID-19 increased in the country. As a response, GX donated over 20 tons of medical equipment and supplies to the government in July 2021 at the urgent request of the Government of Cambodia. In May 2022, GX returned to Prey Veng Province to implement a vector-borne disease control programme and prepare for the Cataract Blindness Elimination Project. Eleven weeks ago, GX renewed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia to consolidate the foundation's work in the country for the next 3 years.