China dispatches 3,600 medical workers abroad in 5 years

Updated: July 5, 2023 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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CHANGSHA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- China dispatched nearly 3,600 medical workers abroad via international medical aid teams between 2018 and 2022, serving 9.56 million patients, according to a work meeting held Tuesday in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province.

The meeting was held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of China sending the first international medical aid team. China has dispatched about 30,000 medical workers to 76 countries and regions across the world over the past 60 years, providing medical services to 290 million patients, according to the meeting.

Cao Xuetao, deputy head of the National Health Commission, said the commission would actively participate in global health governance and further contribute to improving international medical aid.

Editor: Su Dan