Largest Africa-bound group of doctors to depart from Turkey

Twenty Turkish doctors, including five academics, will depart for Cameroon on Jan. 20 to carry out health screenings in this impoverished African nation.

Largest Africa-bound group of doctors to depart from Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty Turkish doctors, including five academics, will depart for Cameroon on Jan. 20 to carry out health screenings in this impoverished African nation.

The doctors will stay in the country until Feb. 9.

The team will be the largest to visit the African continent, Aegean Health Volunteers' Association (EGESADER) President Emin Şimşek has said.

Turkish Ambassador to Cameroon Ersan Atılay visited EGESADER earlier this week to thank the association for organizing the health screenings in this country.

While noting that a health project the association launched in cooperation with the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) had contributed significantly to enhancing relations between Turkey and Cameroon, Atılay said: “Cameroon Health Minister André M. Fouda agreeing to meet with you, your visit to the president's secretary-general, the distribution of one ton of medical supplies and attending a live show on Cameroon's national channel CRTV has contributed to our country being represented in the field of health. I hope for this volunteerism, including supplying humanitarian aid to the people of Cameroon and improving education in hospitals, will continue.”

After Atılay's speech, Şimşek expressed his organization's pleasure at being able to host the ambassador twice. “The encouragement and support we received from our ambassador to Cameroon in particular and Turkish schools [in the country] makes it easy for us to visit this country often,” he added.

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