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Chinese medical aid team in Benin successfully carries out remote guidance surgery

Chinese medical aid team in Benin successfully carries out remote guidance surgery

The 23rd Chinese medical aid team in Benin have succeeded in conducting a remote guidance surgery for a patient with a large thyroid tumour at the central hospital of Lokossa, Mono and Kouffo Department, on the 21st of March, in cooperation with Beninese doctors. This was the first remote surgery provided by a Chinese medical aid team, and it was guided remotely by Chinese oncology surgery and anesthesiology experts via video. The patient was a middle-aged woman who had suffered from a thyroid tumour for 15 years. As the tumour severely affected her life, she was in need of a surgery to get rid of it, but the tumour was very large …read more

China House launches project to combat FGM in Kenya

China House launches project to combat FGM in Kenya

This is an article put together by China House, discussing a project they have undertaken to fight against FGM in Kenya.   Angela, a Maasai woman in her fifties, lives in an eastern Kenya township with the tradition of practicing FGM (female genital mutilation). Because of her education and Christian beliefs, Angela changed her attitude towards circumcision. When her mother-in-law insisted on circumcising Angela’s daughter, she calmly said: “I’ll do it myself.” Then Angela took her daughter out and never did it.  Today Angela has become an activist fighting for women’s rights as the cofounder of the Maasai Girls Life-Time-Dream Foundation in Oloitoktok. The organization has collaborated with a Chinese organization …read more