2024-03-28

1000km journey for project exploration in Honduras in preparation of dengue program launch

GX Foundation Chairman Mr. LEUNG Chun-ying, CEO Professor Emily CHAN Ying-yang and their team recently embarked on a journey covering 1000km across Honduras in Central America. They visited medical institutions in the capital of Tegucigalpa and other key cities to learn about the local dengue situation. They also met with met with the Vice President of Honduras, Mr. Renato FLORENTINO; Minister of Health of Honduras, Ms. Karla PAREDES REYES, to discuss the next steps for launching a project to prevent and control dengue outbreaks.

On 22 March, Chairman LEUNG; Vice Presidents of Honduras, Mr. Renato FLORENTINO and Ms. Doris GUTIÉRREZ; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Honduras, Mr. Enrique REINA; the Chinese Ambassador to Honduras, Ms. YU Bo; and CEO of GX Foundation, Professor Emily CHAN Ying-yang, attended a reception in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between China and Honduras. In his speech, Chairman LEUNG stated that the Foundation will launch its program on the prevention and control of dengue fever in Honduras as soon as possible to foster friendship between the peoples of both countries, such as donating of 100,000 dengue rapid test kits, 6000 mosquito lamps, 60,000 sticky tapes, 1000 mosquito nets and large amounts of promotional and educational materials to all 32 hospitals in Honduras and other suitable venues.

He emphasized that the project uses a combination of timely diagnosis, protection of other citizens and community-wide education to minimize the risks of dengue or other vector-borne disease outbreaks across Honduras. GX will become the first Hong Kong international non-governmental not-for-profit charitable organization conducting medical humanitarian aid since the establishment of official diplomatic relations between China and Honduras a year ago.

Furthermore, the team also met with local Chinese enterprises and overseas Chinese to understand more about the local living environments. They look forward to working together to realize people-to-people connectivity in the local community.