Vientiane, Laos -GX Project Site
Prey Veng, Cambodia -GX Project Site
Djibouti -GX Project site
Fatick, Senegal -GX Project Site
GX Mobile Eye Treatment Centre ( METC) where cataract surgeries will be performed.
GX Foundation held its sixth “Medical Humanitarian Aid Educational Talk” yesterday (6 December) at HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School. GX Project Director, Dr. Sida LIU shared his insights from his years of experience in humanitarian assistance work with around 200 students.
The students also had the chance to interact with Cambodian patients and colleagues, as well as the Chinese medical team through a livestream. This helped boost their understanding of the conditions onsite. They all found the work of the foundation special and interesting.
GX is grateful for the arrangements and assistance provided by HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School, allowing for the smooth running of the event. In the future, we will continue to provide exchange opportunities in schools of various districts to raise students’ awareness and interest in medical humanitarian aid work.
GX Foundation Chairman, Mr. LEUNG Chun-ying, and CEO, Prof. Emily CHAN Ying-yang finished their 4-day site exploration visit to East Timor on 4 December. The two of them, accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Ms. WANG Wen-li, had meetings with the President of East Timor, Mr. José RAMOS-HORTA; Prime Minister of East Timor, Mr. Xanana GUSMÃO; Deputy Prime Ministers of East Timor and President of the National Parliament. They had meaningful exchanges and reached a consensus on launching humanitarian project in the field of public health in the country.
Furthermore, the two also met with the Minister of Health, Ms. Élia AMARAL; and the local representative of the WHO, to learn about the local medical and public health situation. To better understand the local healthcare conditions, they carried out investigations at a regional hospital (1 of the 6 major hospitals in the country) , which is three hours away from the capital.
On 23 September 2023, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana GUSMÃO, met with President XI Jin-ping to exchange their views on China-East Timor relations, as well as on international and regional issues of common concern. Both parties agreed to elevate their bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Today is International Volunteer Day and GX Foundation has been carrying out medical humanitarian assistance work in 5 Belt and Road countries. Thanks to the efforts and dedication of our volunteers and teams in the various countries, GX has been growing and developing continuously over the past 5 years. GX is grateful to all volunteers for their selfless contributions and efforts.
As the saying goes, “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. In the coming days, we look forward to welcoming more volunteers of different backgrounds and ages to our team! No matter which community or country you come from, as long as you have a heart that is passionate to help, we welcome you to join us. Let us use this platform to share our resources and extend our love to beyond the borders of the country!
GX Foundation is a non-profit charitable Chinese organization established in Hong Kong. It aims to provide international medical and public health humanitarian assistance in countries of the Belt and Road Initiative for International Cooperation, responding to the call for “people-to-people” connectivity under the initiative.
GX is committed to eliminating the backlog cases of cataract blindness in 5 countries, and pledges to provide 37,500 free cataract surgeries in Laos, Cambodia, Djibouti, Senegal and Mauritania between 2022 and 2027.
Key programmatic themes of GX include cataract blindness elimination, vector-borne disease control, health emergency disaster risk management, international partnerships, and community knowledge transfer for public health humanitarian assistance.