Chinese medical team, UNESCO offer free medical services to orphanage in Ghana

Updated: July 9, 2024 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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ACCRA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The 13th batch of the Chinese medical team in Ghana worked with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Sunday to provide free medical screenings to 61 orphans at the Motherly Love Orphanage in Kwabenya, a suburb in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

The children, aged four to 21, underwent health examinations to assess their well-being. Zhang Rijia, chief of the medical team, said "they require medical assistance, and we are grateful for the opportunity to visit them and provide basic healthcare."

UNESCO Representative to Ghana Edmond Moukala said "through this action, we are demonstrating not only by words but with action that we need these children fully to build a peaceful and equal society."

Moukala also called on charity organizations and individuals to support the orphanage in caring for children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS.

John Azuma, chief executive officer of the orphanage, expressed gratitude for the Chinese medical team and UNESCO. "If we were to do this on our own, it would have been costly, but today, we receive it for free. We deeply appreciate their compassion and collaborative efforts," Azuma said.

Editor: Tian Shenyoujia