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China, Africa Explore Cooperation On Health Issues At Roundtable

“China has reiterated its commitment to help Africa improve its health sector amid various challenges faced by the African continent through deepening existing health cooperation,” Xinhua reports, noting the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation kicked off in Gaborone, Botswana on Monday (5/7). “During the two-day meeting, officials will engage in sessions aimed at determining how China and African countries can jointly tackle critical issues such as AIDS, malaria, schistosomiasis, reproductive health, access to lifesaving vaccines and non-communicable diseases,” according to AfriqueJet, which notes, “The roundtable comes as China and Africa mark the 50th anniversary of providing medical teams to Africa, with China also supporting African health personnel, infrastructure, malaria control and other programs such as scholarships for training health experts” (5/6).