China’s aid to Ebola crisis: millions of dollars, hundreds of doctors

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China has spent more than $120 million to assist relief efforts in West Africa. Hundreds of medical workers were sent to the region, with some staying for months.

CCTV’s Wu Guoxiu filed this report from Beijing.

China\'s aid to Ebola crisis: millions of dollars, hundreds of doctors

China\'s aid to Ebola crisis: millions of dollars, hundreds of doctors

China has spent more than $120 million to assist relief efforts in West Africa. Hundreds of medical workers were sent to the region, with some staying for months. CCTV's Wu Guoxiu filed this report from Beijing.

Highlights:

  • Dr. Jiang Rongmeng is a leading expert in China on infectious diseases. Jiang was among China’s first batch of public health trainers on the deadly Ebola virus following a stint in Sierra Leone.
  • In November 2014, China began offering large scale public health training to West African countries stricken by Ebola. Within two months, Jiang’s team trained about 2,600 grassroots administrators and community leaders.
  • Jiang’s efforts are meant to supplement medical workers and supplies sent to treat Ebola.
  • Dr. Jiang has 20-years worth of infectious diseases experience and also worked with Chinese health authorities to design preventive measures against Ebola.