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By Liu Zhihua ( China Daily )
Updated:2016-05-06 08:35:13Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallGuo Luping, an obstetrician, says shes proud to be part of a Chinese medical aid program in Tunisia.[Photo provided to China Daily]When speaking of Guo Luping, a doctor who saved the lives of his wife and son during childbirth a few years ago, Yan Xiaojun, a man from Xinyu city, in East Chinas Jiangxi province, cant help but feel sad.Guo is now suffering from cancer.”My wife cries each time Guo is mentioned,” Yan says.Guo, 40, works at the Maternity and Child Care Center of Xinyu, and has nearly 20 years of experience in obstetrics.She went on a Chinese medical aid program to Tunisia in November 2014, but was diagnosed with breast cancer in January this year after she returned home for a holiday.Today, as she stays hospitalized for treatment in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi, she is keen to return to Tunisia to finish the program.”Before coming back, I promised several patients that I would deliver their babies,” Guo says.Zhang Yue, director of international cooperation for the provinces health and family planning commission, says Guo had volunteered to join the program in Tunisia.Since 1973, the province, like many other Chinese provinces, has been sending medical professionals to treat patients at local hospitals and provide training to doctors there.Usually, more than 40 doctors and nurses from Jiangxi are selected to go to Tunisia and Chad every two years, but it is getting difficult to recruit team members, says Zhang.That is mostly because when a doctor comes back from such a mission in Africa, he or she will very likely lag behind colleagues at home, due to the fast development of Chinas medical sector.As peoples standard of living improves in China, the allowance and payment such projects give to team members are not as appealing as they used to be, he says.But for Guo, it seems the decision to enroll into the program was easy.”I knew it is hard, tiring and even dangerous to work in Tunisia, but I just wanted to broaden my horizons with experience of overseas work. 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