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[CGTN] Europe to help China provide Chinese doctors with better medical education

Last updated :2017-11-27

Source: https://news.cgtn.com/news/34557a4d79637a6333566d54/share_p.html
TECH & SCI  By Ge Yunfei

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The Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), announced the launch of its China office in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province on Sunday.

The world-famous research journal known as the "Medical Teacher" will also begin publishing a Chinese version in collaboration with the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and Zhongshan Medical School.

The latest cooperation aims to train more qualified Chinese doctors. Trevor Gibbs, the Department Officer of AMEE told CGTN that from their past experience the improvement of medical education improves the healthcare of population.

"So from the rich people in the ivory tower down to those people in rural areas working in the fields, medical education is going to provide benefits for all of them."

Trevor Gibbs talks at the launch event. /CGTN photo
China now has nearly 1.4 billion people, but there are only three million licensed doctors, and less than 30 percent of them have received college education.

Professor Xiao Haipeng said that with the help of programs like this, he hopes there will be more qualified doctors to meet the surging demand, while also setting an example for other developing countries.

"Now there are many doctors from the Belt and Road Initiative regions coming to China to study medicine. I think the cooperation between AMEE and us could set up an example for the developing countries of how to train more qualified doctors.”

Meanwhile, the UK is willing to join hands with China to push forward medical education under the Belt and Road Initiative framework.

"I think we’ll see a lot more cooperation between the UK and China not just bilaterally," said Simon Mellon, Trade & Investment Consul from the British Consulate-General In Guangzhou, adding that taking on board the Belt and Road Initiative in third countries could bringing expertise and investment to those countries.