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Minister Bounkong Syhavong of Ministry of Health of Lao Visits KUST

     Headed by Dr. Bounkong Syhavong, Minister of Ministry of Health of Lao People's Democratic Republic, the delegation of medical care and health visited the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province, an affiliated hospital of Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) on August 14. Prof. WANG Hua, Vice President of KUST, and many other experts and officials met with the Lao delegation.

     At the meeting, XU Yonggang, Deputy Director of Health and Family Planning Commission of Yunnan Province briefed the present situation of health and medical care in Yunnan Province. He said that ever since Yunnan Province started to implement Sino-Laos health service cooperation project in 2014, hospitals in 5 provinces in the north of Laos have signed medical cooperation agreements with Yunnan respectively. 119 Chinese medical experts have been assigned to the hospitals in the 5 provinces for academic exchanges and medical guidance. Meanwhile, the hospitals in the 5 provinces have sent 84 people in 6 groups to the People's Hospital of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan for exchanges and studies.
     Prof. JIANG Lihong on behalf of the affiliated hospital of KUST, extended a warm welcome to Dr. Bounkong Syhavong and the delegation. She outlined the achievements of the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province in medical treatment, teaching and scientific research, preventive medicine and health care services. She also gave a detailed account of the progress made in the medical service cooperation projects between the First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province and the Provincial Hospital of Luang Prabang, and the 2017-2020 plan of cooperation to establish the medical cooperation community of the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province and Provincial Hospital of Luang Prabang so as to boost further cooperation and exchanges between the two in the field of medical care and health services.

     Prof. WANG Hua briefed the history and the latest development of KUST. He spoke highly of the friendly relations and the long-term cooperation between KUST and Laos. For example, KUST and the National University of Laos (NUoL) jointly offered Lao first postgraduate program in 2005, and then offered doctoral degree program in the Management Science and Engineering in 2008. In July 2017, KUST and NUoL renewed the agreement on joint program of doctoral degree, and will set up "Sino-Laos Science and Technology Innovation and Green Development Center" in Vientiane. At the same time, KUST will work with Souphanouvong University for the establishment of Confucius Institute and the development of MBA program. KUST together with its affiliated hospitals will commit to work for health care in Laos and welfare of the Lao people.
     Dr. Bounkong Syhavong spoke highly of the achievements made in the medical care and health services by the Affiliated Hospital of KUST and the cooperation between the two sides. He highlighted that Laos cooperation with China and the help from China are essential for health care development of Laos. He hoped that both sides further strengthen the cooperation in expertise exchanges and talents training to develop medical care, health services, and medical education of Laos.

 (Translated and Edited by Division of Overseas Cooperation & 
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures)