Pre-departure training course held in Beijing for medical team

GX Foundation and the Red Cross Society of China recently co-organized the third large-scale pre-departure and first aid training course, equipping over 50 medical personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills before they embark on their overseas humanitarian aid missions.

GX Chairman, Mr. LEUNG Chun-ying; CEO, Professor Emily CHAN Ying-yang; and Vice President of the Red Cross Society of China, Mr. SUN Shuo-peng attended the opening ceremony. In his speech, Mr. LEUNG stated that the working conditions overseas are difficult, with many unpredictable health situations happening to patients pre- and post-operation. It is imperative that team members undergo first aid training to strengthen their first aid knowledge and skills.

The course lasted for 3 days and the 50 participating medical team members came from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Shanxi Province, Heilongjiang Province and Fujian province. 2 of GX’s Hong Kong colleagues also participated in the course.

They took courses on basic life support, CPR, and trauma care. All participants recently completed the courses and assessments and received their internationally recognized first aid certifications.

GX Foundation Senior Project Officer Irene FUNG has worked in five of the Foundation’s project sites. She recalls her time in Senegal when an elderly man was afraid to undergo surgery. GX staff and other patients in the hospital prayed together with him, and his surgery was ultimately a success. The elderly man was very grateful to GX for restoring his vision, and the experience also left Irene deeply warmed and moved.