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CMMEG Training Workshop on Infectious Disease Surveillance and Biosafety for RSLAF Successfully Held

On May 11, 2019, Chinese Ambassador HU Zhangliang, together with Dr. Stephen Sevalie, commanding officer of the Joint Medical Unit (JMU) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and Dr. Xu Zhe, head of the Chinese Military Medical Expert Group (CMMEG), commissioned the training workshop on infectious disease surveillance and biosafety.

Ambassador HU commended the CMMEG and the JMU of RSLAF for their good efforts in making the workshop possible. He said that H.E. Chinese President Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the development of China-Sierra Leone friendly relations. Last year, when H.E. President Julius Maada Bio paid a state visit to China and attended the Beijing Summit of FOCAC, H.E. President Xi Jinping held fruitful talks with him on further strengthening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Sierra Leone. Strengthening exchange and cooperation was part of the consensus reached by the two leaders. The workshop, with infectious disease surveillance and biosafety as its theme, will promote both capacity building and the wellbeing of RSLAF.

Dr. Stephen Sevalie expressed appreciation and gratitude for the crucial work of CMMEG during Ebola epidemic. According to him, China is helping RSLAF develop advanced medical and healthcare system, which would benefit a large number of Sierra Leonean military personnel.

The workshop was successful held with around 40 participants from RSLAF medical system.

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