Experts at China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Madagascar's Minister of Public Health met on Monday to discuss how to control and prevent plagues in Madagascar.
Lalatiana Andriamanarivo discussed current conditions and the difficulties in preventing and controlling the plague.
China has donated materials and goods, and sent experts to assist in plague control, the minister said, adding that the training that Chinese experts will be conducting on the utilization of medical materials is timely and necessary to prevent infections among the medical staff.
Chinese ambassador to Madagascar Yang Xiaorong, who also attended the meeting, said that the Chinese government would, as always, deepen the two countries' cooperation in public health and stand beside the Madagascar people in their fight against this epidemic.
China and Madagascar are “as close as brothers” and Madagascar’s ministry of public health would fully support Chinese experts’work in the country, Andriamanarivo said.
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has shown great concern over the plague, according to Wang Jian, the experts’team leader, saying that Chinese experts would work with Madagascar and other international organizations on plague prevention, control and research, sharing China's experience, investigate the epidemic situation in Madagascar and offer advice.
The experts would also learn from Madagascar's experience in the treatment of the pneumonic plague and help Madagascar fight the disease in the spirit of building a shared future, Wang added.
Liang Shaomin, a counselor at the Chinese embassy in Madagascar, and members of the Chinese medical team attended the meeting.