Chinese doctors to conduct free cataract surgeries at 2 Zambian hospitals


A team of Chinese and Zambian doctors will conduct free cataract surgeries in two local hospitals starting this week, according to a statement seen on Wednesday.

The Chinese ophthalmologists and their Zambian counterparts will be conducting the surgeries at Levy Mwanawasa University Hospital in Lusaka, the country’s capital, from Dec. 20 up to Dec. 27, and other sessions will be conducted at Livingstone General Hospital, in southern Zambia, from Dec. 28 to early January 2020.

According to the statement, the Chinese government will provide free equipment, materials, medicines and implants under a program dubbed “Bright Journey.”

The Chinese medical team is also expected to provide cataract surgery training to Zambian doctors and donate equipment for cataract surgery to local hospitals after the program. Enditem

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