It was a very interesting and busy week. At the midnight of July 15th, I arrived at Baiyun Airport, Guangzhou and went to my rental apartment right away. In the next two days, I settled down in the new place, met with my project partner, and visited the people in correspondence at collaborated institutions including Dengfeng Community Health Center and Sun Yat-sen University.
After several rounds of meetings, proposal drafts, and negotiations with doctors in the health center, I have accomplished two things: set up a long-term African Children Vaccine Program and finalized the content and circulation of my medical pamphlets (Chinese-English, and Chinese-French). There are more than one hundred African children in this neighborhood. We realize the vaccine program can help improve the household stability and community integration. The health center provides additional materials to the medical pamphlets and will help us distribute them among African residents. In the next step, we will finalize the vaccine program’s payment structure, advertisement, and check & balance.
Two things are underway in the next week. I will meet my contact person in Dengfeng Community Foreigners Service Center (who was away for a business trip) to discuss the planning of health division in the center. Second, I am conducting a field survey on African community to figure out their health concerns.