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First Female Chief Medical Officer Leads Medical Mission in Burkina Faso

First Female Chief Medical Officer Leads Medical Mission in Burkina Faso

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) dispatched a permanent medical mission to Burkina Faso in 1994 and has been implementing the ROC (Taiwan) and Burkina Faso Medical Cooperation Project since then. Beginning this year, in line with the objective of the Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso to improve health services, the project has shifted its focus to capacity building of local specialists while medical services will continue to be provided by the project. This time, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) Yunlin branch appointed Dr. Hsin-Yi Wang, the attending physician of internal medicine, as chief medical officer of the permanent medical mission– the first female to hold such a position.”

To improve the ability of the specialists in the central-west region of Burkina Faso to provide professional care and the availability of medical services in health care facilities in the district, the TaiwanICDF and NTUH Yunlin branch jointly dispatched eight members to the country. They include a chief medical officer, project manager, urologist, nurse practitioner, and four project assistant of Taiwan Youth Overseas Services. During the implementation period, Dr. Wang will lead team members in providing specialized clinical services, mobile medical services in remote area, and thematic medical care at the Koudougou Friendship Hospital. Also, the team will jointly plan the establishment of an intensive care unit with the hospital’s superintendent to equip the hospital with the necessary hardware for specialized medical care.

Currently, four specialized healthcare personnel are undergoing three months of intensive theoretical training at NTUH Yunlin branch, which will be followed by six months of practical training under the surveillance of medical team members when they return to Burkina Faso.


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  • Date:2017/5/3