Men of the people: Chinese doctors save lives in Ethiopia

The 22nd batch of the Chinese medical team, led by Dr. Liu Ruiqiang, is now working at the Tirunesh Beijing Hospital on the outskirts of the Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. China sent its first medical mission to Ethiopia in 1974 and has been providing medical assistance to the East African country ever since. As part of their continued support, the 22nd batch of Chinese medical doctors not only donate much-needed supplies to the hospital, but also bring advanced methods of treatment to help develop the local healthcare sector. Liu and his team have planted a tree in the backyard of the hospital. He said this will be deemed as a tree of friendship, and their teaching will leave a lasting mark at the hospital long after their mission is over.

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