On the afternoon of April 20th, Wang Guoqiang, Vice-Minister of Health and Commissioner of SATCM, meets Ikililou Dhoinine Madi, Comoran Vice-President and Minister of Department of Health and Gender Equality, and his spouse Mrs. Hadidja Aboubacar. They discussed about the implementation of rapid anti-malarial project with compound artemisinin in the Comoros. Li Daning, Vice-Commissioner of SATCM, accompanies him in the meeting.
Vice-President Madi expresses thanks for rapid anti-malarial project with compound artemisinin by Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He mentions that the implementation of this project in Moheli, the Comoros, effectively relieves the malaria attack to local citizens. It succeeds in improving the health of local citizens. However, the citizens in two other islands of the Comoros still suffer from malaria. He hopes that all the citizens in the Comoros will benefit from the anti-malarial project with the help of China and other international organizations.
Wang Guoqiang expresses that China has a long history of anti-malaria efforts. The rapid anti-malarial project with compound artemisinin has already gained obvious effect in the Comoros. China is willing to be active in strengthening the cooperation between China and the Comoros. Further implementation of this project will make more Comoran citizens benefit from it. He hopes that scientific evaluation on the implementation of this program will be conducted in order to further promote this project into more countries.
Muliwo Musa, Director of Comoran Ministry of Health, studied in Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the 1980s. He understands TCM well and visited China two years ago and discussed the anti-malarial project with Professor Li Guoqiao of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With the effort from both sides, the cooperation agreement was signed. Until now, the implementation of this project in Moheli, the Comoros has been successful. He mentions that this project is feasible for the other islands. However, there are still some obstacles on such aspects as finance and drug pre-certification.