CAE in Media


Bringing health, help and harmony

  • Published: Aug 15, 2010
  • Source: China Daily
  • Font size: BigMediumSmall

1 Medical & healthcare

China is devoted to helping improve healthcare in developing countries. It has built medical treatment facilities, dispatched volunteer health corps, and distributed medicine to nearly 70 countries and regions.

By the end of 2009, China had built more than 100 hospitals and disease control centers. It sent 21,000 medical personnel abroad, and cared for 260 million persons.

2 Social welfare

From digging wells and building houses to providing the needy with food and clothing, China is working to improve living conditions in developing countries. The nation has already completed 150 civil engineering projects and 72 wells.

3 Volunteer services

Since 2003 China has been sending volunteers to support other developing countries. Volunteers assist with Chinese language instruction, sports education, medical care, information technology, agricultural technology and international rescue.

By the end of 2009, China had dispatched 8,400 volunteers abroad, 8,000 of whom were Chinese language teachers.

4 Capacity building

China helps developing countries with capacity building in many ways, including giving project-specific technical assistance, providing technical cooperation and training courses, and hosting workshop for officials.

By the end of 2009, China had organized more than 4,000 training programs, drawing some 120,000 participants. The programs focus on agriculture, water conservancy, light industries, textiles, transportation and healthcare. Now more than 10,000 people from developing countries are trained in China every year.



A doctor from Chinese medical team trains a local doctor in Guinea.