The Tibetan memory of Australian medical expert Tour

Seetao 2022-05-16 17:02
  • Tour looks forward to more cooperation opportunities between China and Australia in the treatment of diseases
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Tour, an Associate Principal Investigator at Australia's Burnett Institute of Medical Research, has helped improve local health facilities and train professionals in Tibet. "Tibet has changed a lot over the years," Tour said.

Over the past 20 years, Tur has been to Tibet more than 20 times. His first project in Tibet was the Shigatse Primary Health Care and Water Supply Project in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross, which started in late 1997 and lasted 4 years.

Tour said that with the improvement of the local medical level, the local people have more and more confidence in the medical institutions. While working in accordance with national guidelines, local health departments have developed plans tailored to local specific circumstances. "You can see this from the very low infant and child mortality and maternal mortality statistics," he said. "It was a very pleasant time in Tibet, and the unique culture of Tibet attracted me, and I visited There are many beautiful monasteries." Since his first visit to China in 1979, in addition to the improvement of medical care, he has also seen many changes in other aspects of Tibet.

Looking back on the experience over the years, Tour said that the academic institutions of China and Australia have always maintained a very good relationship and the cooperation has been fruitful. In his view, China and Australia can cooperate in many fields in the future, such as the treatment of hepatitis, tuberculosis, diabetes and cancer.Editor/Ma Xue