BEIJING — Chinese medical experts dispatched to West Africa have trained 10,202 local staff to treat Ebola patients, the Health News, a newspaper affiliated with the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), reported on Feb 6.
China has sent 64 Ebola specialists to West Africa since Nov 9, 2014. They have trained 5,093 doctors, nurses and community health workers for Sierra Leone; 1,823 for Liberia; 1,481 for the Republic of Guinea; and 1,805 for six other countries in the region including Senegal.
The mission was China’s first overseas health training program, allowing China to passed on knowledge and experience gained from dealing with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), according to the Health News.
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, China has delivered medical aid, and dispatched health personnel to help with treatment, case observation, lab tests and training.