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Chinese Doctors Volunteering in Africa

A Chinese doctor gives back

By Xie Yi Updated Dec.4

Since his first visit in 2013, Dr. Xu Jun has traveled to Senegal four times. He has helped to build schools and hospitals and provided medical aid for leprosy patients. 

In 2014, Dr. Xu helped to establish a vocational school in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, which teaches local teenagers the skills to be electricians, plumbers and construction workers. Ninety percent of the funding comes from Chinese donors. 

Medical Volunteers International (MVI) is a volunteer organization that provides medical aid to third world countries with few resources. It is non-profit, non-religious, and not affiliated with any political group. It is for all Chinese physicians, but it welcomes physicians of other ethnicities to join, promote and develop international medical volunteering.