2024-02-09

Medical teams in all project countries return home to welcome the Year of the Dragon

GX Foundation has successfully completed all its work for the Year of the Rabbit across its 5 project countries. All of our colleagues and medical teams stationed overseas have returned home to welcome the Year of the Dragon.

In Laos, the 5th cohort of the Guangxi medical team aiding Laos began their assistance work in early November 2023 and stayed until late January 2024. In the 56 surgical days, the medical team completed 1073 free cataract surgeries, with all of them being a success. The GX and medical teams were even invited to the Chinese Consulate-General in Luang Prabang to meet with Consul General, Mr. ZHANG Sheping. He remarked that the medical team members are truly “bearers of light”.

In Cambodia, the 6th cohort of the Guangxi medical team aiding Cambodia arrived in Cambodia at the start of last month. Within 20 surgical days, they performed eye examinations for 429 individuals and completed 276 free cataract surgeries.

In Mauritania, there are still a lot of patients waiting to be examined by the medical team every day since the launch of the program in October 2023. The 3rd cohort of the Heilongjiang provincial medical team aiding Mauritania screened the eyes of over 1100 patients. Within 15.5 surgical days, they performed 351 cataract surgeries, operating only on one METC, averaging 22.6 surgeries daily and setting a new record for the number of surgeries performed on 1 METC!

The program cohorts in two of the Foundation’s other project countries, Senegal and Djibouti, 688 and 1243 free cataract surgeries were completed in the second cohort of both countries respectively.

In the past year, the GX teams in the 5 project countries have completed over 10,000 surgeries worldwide. This achievement also would not have been possible without the hard work and efforts of the Foundation’s Board members, colleagues, participating provincial/autonomous region medical teams and Chinese-funded enterprises in each country.

The Year of Dragon is here soon, GX wishes everyone blessings and prosperity in the new year!