On Aug 5 last year, the 26th Chinese medical team to aid Benin arrived, with 22 members from the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Over the last year, they have offered free treatment and drugs, served patients with traditional Chinese medicine and taught local doctors TCM. They also conducted remote academic exchanges and online guidance on surgeries. In June, they donated medical supplies and equipment.
Ningxia has sent 616 doctors to treat about 3 million patients with common diseases. They also treated patients with serious illnesses and performed difficult surgeries.