Project ID: 2340

16th medical team dispatched to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, University of Zambia Teaching Hospital, Ndola General Hospital, Livingstone Central Hospital, and Kitwe Central Hospital

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Zambia

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

2011

2013-12-31

Planned completion

Description

China has been sending medical teams to Zambia since 1978. Henan Province is responsible for sending the teams. The 16th medical team included 28 members who were stationed at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, University of Zambia Teaching Hospital (also known as University Teaching Hospital), Ndola General Hospital, Livingstone Central Hospital, and Kitwe Central Hospital. The specialists on the team included physicians, gynecologists, surgeons, radiologists and dentists. The team completed its term of service between November 26, 2011 and late 2013.

Additional details

In 2009, the Chinese Government provided a grant for the construction of the Levy Mwanawasa Hospital (project #32627). The 16th Chinese medical team was the first Chinese medical team to be stationed at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital.The Chinese medical teams have been dispatched to Zambia since 1978 and should not be confused with Chinese military medical teams, which have also been dispatched to Zambia. The Chinese military medical teams have been dispatched by the People's Liberation Army and not by Henan Province.

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Zambia [Government Agency]