Taipei Medical University Hospital hosting Anti-COVID-19 Workshop to help medical students from the Kingdom of Eswatini fight on the front line

Source: Taipei Medical University Hospital

Published on 2021-04-01

Medical students from the Kingdom of Eswatini studying in Taiwan attended the “Anti-COVID-19 Workshop” held by Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH) in August 2020.

The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Eswatini had specially requested TMUH to conduct this workshop to help the students from Eswatini develop thorough understanding of the COVID-19.

Since 1968, the Kingdom of Eswatini has established diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and has been Taiwan’s most stable diplomatic relations in Africa. Given that the country does not have a medical school and that Taiwan has a solid medical education environment, Taiwan has become a good place for the Eswatini government to send its students for overseas study.

Superintendent Ray-Jade Chen (陳瑞杰) (left) issues a certificate of completion to a student from Eswatini.

In the workshop, the “Taiwan We Go” disease prevention and medical care team who had gone to the Kingdom of Eswatini to help fight the epidemic was invited to share their knowledge on respiratory management for COVID-19, safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as their practical experience.

Students from Eswatini practicing with personal protective equipment (PPE).

In the one-day intensive course, the students not only gained a better understanding of respiratory aids but also got very interested in the environmental control designed by the “Taiwan We Go” Team in a local hospital in Eswatini. Meanwhile, the students grasped the opportunity to practice using PPE . Last, a seminar on the infection control process and medication standards were arranged. The students listened carefully and made every effort not to miss any single detail. They hope that after returning to their home country, they can help prevent or reduce the risk of infection. The event ended with a certificate giving ceremony with the presence of guests of honor including Vulindlela Kunene, Counselor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Consul-General Qi-wen Wang (王啟文) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Superintendent Ray-Jade Chen (陳瑞杰) and Vice Superintendent Po-Li Wei (魏柏立) of TMUH.

Group photo of Counselor Vulindlela Kunene of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini (front row, 5th from the left) and students from Eswatini who completed the training.

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