Shanghai, China, November 22nd - The "Sino-African Medical Cooperation" forum, organized by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, was held at the Shanghai International Convention Centre. This Forum is one of the key events during the Ninth Global Health Promotion Conference and an important initiative to implement the outcome of the Johannesburg Summit. Health ministers from more than 20 African countries and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event. Ms. Li Bin, Director of the State Planning Commission, gave the opening speech.
During the exhibition, Ms. Li Bin, Director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, led a delegation of more than 10 healthcare officials from African countries to visit the booth of Time Medical. Prof. Ma introduced them to a series of Time Medical products and highlighted the Mobile Medical Imaging Systems. Afterwards, Prof. Ma and his team received Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health of Republic of Zambia, Hon. Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, Minister of Health of Mauritius, Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health of Malawi and H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and government officials from more than 10 other African countries, with the formation of initial sales intentions.
Professor Ma also participated in a panel discussion on how to address the demand for healthcare service in Africa. Professor Ma mentioned that the current medical problems in Africa: 1 - the current medical diagnostic prices are too high; 2 - the lack of professionals in medical imaging. The solution is to reduce the price of diagnostic services through innovation, and to address the lack of professional physicians in Africa through mobile medical imaging service and telemedicine.