A total of 33 medical staff from south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region left for Niger and the Comoros on Friday to reinforce Chinese medical aid teams there.

They were chosen from hospitals at 12 cities in Guangxi and will join 13 colleagues who remained in the two African nations for an 18-month mission.

The doctors are from neurosurgery, cardiovascular, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology and radiological departments.

Guangxi has dispatched 749 medical staff to Niger and the Comoros since it sent its first medical aid team to Niger in 1976.

They treated 367,900 patients, carried out 55,100 operations and trained 4,600 local doctors between 2013 and 2018. Enditem

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