|Wang Yi Talks about the Achievements of China-Africa Solidarity against the Pandemic
On August 18, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired the Coordinators' Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing via video link.
Wang Yi noted that China has provided 189 million doses of vaccines to 27 African countries, and their joint production of vaccines in Africa has achieved an annual capacity of about 400 million doses. The Africa CDC headquarters building has topped out and is expected to be completed early next year. The project to upgrade the China-Guinea Friendship Hospital has been completed, and the preliminary procedures to pair up hospitals in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad, and Malawi with Chinese hospitals have been concluded. China has dispatched additional 332 medical personnel to Africa, and the nearly 1,000 Chinese medical workers in Africa have continuously provided outpatient services and trained 3,600 local medical personnel.