Project ID: 1020

Chinese Government dispatches 17th medical team to Mahitsy District Reference Hospital, Vatomandry District Reference Hospital, Ambovombe Regional Reference Hospital, and Sambava Regional Reference Hospital

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Madagascar

Sector

Health (Code: 120)

Flow type

Free-standing technical assistance

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2008

Completion

2010

2010-11-11

Planned

2010-11-25

Actual

Geography

Description

Since 1975, the Chinese Government has sent 22 medical teams to Madagascar from Gansu Province. On March 31, 2008, the Chinese Government and the Government of Madagascar signed a protocol agreement, officially dispatching the 17th medical team to Madagascar. Then, on April 16, 2008, a signing ceremony was held for the dispatch of 17th medical team to Madagascar. The Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar, Malagasy Foreign Minister Lanjiewa, and Malagasy Minister of Health, Family Planning, and Social Security Robinson attended the signing ceremony. On November 20, 2008, the 17th medical team began its term of service in Madagascar. The 17th medical team included 30 doctors (with expertise in surgery, orthopedics, and obstetrics and gynecology), interpreters, and cooks who were stationed at Mahitsy District Reference Hospital, Vatomandry District Reference Hospital, Ambovombe Regional Reference Hospital, and Sambava Regional Reference Hospital. They completed their 2-year term of service in November 2010. The Malagasy Ministry of Health held a closing ceremony for the 17th medical team on November 25, 2010. The team captain, Zhong Liangting, and five other team members were awarded medals for their serviceThis project is a recurring commitment with a two year duration stay. Since 1975, China Gansu Province has sent medical teams to Madagascar and has additionally provided medical supplies for the teams to use. As of 2016, 20 teams and 594 Chinese doctors worked in four cities in the country. The following projects are among those teams sent to Madagascar by China: the 13th medical aid team to Madagascar (#72726), the 14th medical aid team (#72727), the 15th medical aid team to Madagascar (#911), 16th medical aid team (#920), 18th medical aid team (#35500), 19th medical aid team (#35501), 20th medical aid team (#35502), and the 21st medical aid team (#60028).

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

4

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Madagascar [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Gansu Province [Government Agency]