Chinese Government dispatches 18th medical team to Jendouba, Sidi Bouzid, Kébil, and Tunis (Linked to Project ID#35605, #14020, #35604, #35603, #19565, #31082, #35585, #56660, and #56661)
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Health (Code: 120)
Free-standing technical assistance
Since 1973, the Chinese Government has been dispatching medical teams to Tunisia (see '第18批中国医疗队抵达突尼斯'). The Jiangxi Province is responsible for sending the teams (see '江西省历批援外医疗队员名单'). On March 31, 2008, the Chinese Government and the Government of Tunisia signed a protocol agreement (Chinese agreement name: 中华人民共和国政府和突尼斯共和国政府关于中国派遣医疗队赴突尼斯工作的议定书), to dispatch the 18th Chinese medical team to Tunisia. The Chinese medical team was to assist Tunisian medical staff in medical work, while the acupuncture section of the team was to work with Tunisian doctors and cooperate with the Medicine School of Tunis to train Tunisians in the theory and practice of acupuncture. Tunisia provided the Chinese medical team with the equipment, instruments, and medicines, necessary for their work in Tunisia, while China provided the acupuncture equipment and medicines needed for teaching and treatment tasks for free (see '中华人民共和国政府和突尼斯共和国政府关于中国派遣医疗队赴突尼斯工作的议定书(2008)'). The medical team consisted of 46 members (see '江西省历批援外医疗队员名单'). It was scheduled to arrive in Tunisia in October 2008. It was stationed at Jendouba regional hospital (Hôpital Régional De Jendouba or المستشفى الجهوي بجندوبة), Sidi Bouzid regional hospital (Hôpital Régional De Sidi Bouzid or المستشفى الجهوي بسيدي بوزيد), Kébil regional hospital (Hôpital régional de Kébil or المسشفى الجهوي بقبلي), and Mongi Slim Hospital (Hôpital Mongi Slim or مستشفى المنجي سليم) in the northern suburbs of Tunis (see '中华人民共和国政府和突尼斯共和国政府关于中国派遣医疗队赴突尼斯工作的议定书(2008)'). The Chinese medical team arrived in Tunisia on October 12, 2008 (see '第18批中国医疗队抵达突尼斯'). It completed its term of service in October 2010 (see '江西第19批援突尼斯医疗队启程').
This project is linked to project ID#35605, #14020, #35604, #35603, #19565, #31082, #35585, #56660, and #56661, which are the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd medical teams sent from 2000-2019.AidData has assumed that the 18th medical team left in October 2010, based on precedent (the medical teams go on two-year terms of service) and the fact that the 19th medical team arrived in October 2010 (see '江西第19批援突尼斯医疗队启程').
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Tunisia [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Medicine School of Tunis [Other]; People's Government of Jiangxi Province [Government Agency]