Twenty Samoan doctors and nurses are heading to China. They will attend a training Course on Caring Techniques of Women and Children to be held at the Hunan Children’s Hospital in China for a month.
The trip is funded by the Chinese government as part of its bilateral assistance in accordance with the needs of Samoa’s medical sector.
The participants will have the opportunity to learn about Family Centred Care Neonatal preoperative treatment, developmental care in preterm, clinical pathway, management of emergency nursing, nurse care, clinical observation and health education.
The course will combine lectures, clinical attachments and practices. Participants will also have the chance to visit and study modern neonatology and Pediatric wards in China.
Yesterday, the participants met with the Chinese Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng at Vailima.
“I’m very happy to welcome the doctors and nurses from the hospital that will be going to China for the one month seminar,” he said.
“We organise several functions like this because we want to introduce the schedule for each seminar to let you know what will be happening before you arrive in China.”
Mr. Xuefeng reminded that Samoa and China are great friends.
“Samoa and China are good partners, some times we say we are good brothers and sisters,” he said.
“We established diplomatic relationship in 1975 so last year, China and Samoa celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
“We help and support each other and we cherish our friendship.
“To create more projects that is needed by the Samoan people such as this seminar because I find in the villages that doctors and nurses will serve the mother and the kids is very necessary.
“So we are happy to see twenty talented doctors and nurses going to China to receive the training for one month.
“I hope that you will have fun on your trip and you will learn a lot from this one month training and then when you come back you will provide a report in regards to the trip and what you have learned from your trip.”
“In 2015 more than 200 participants from Samoa gained opportunities to be trained in China and this year I believe that there will be more training opportunities for Samoa.”
The team will leave on Sunday.