N'DJAMENA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese ambassador to Chad, Hu Zhiqiang, on Wednesday handed over anti-malaria drugs worth 720, 000 U.S. dollars to Chad's Pharmaceutical Purchasing Center (CPA), a state-owned body that is involved in the purchase, storage and large scale sale of drugs in Chad.
"This batch of anti-malaria drugs was donated under the auspices of the Sino-Africa cooperation Forum whose 5th ministerial conference was held about six months ago," the Chinese diplomat said.
"This donation is the demonstration of the perfect cooperation in the health sector between Chad and China," said Mahamat Annour Wadak, the secretary general of Chad's health ministry, while receiving the drugs in N'Djamena.
He said the drugs were donated at the right time because they will be used to ease the suffering of the Chadian population.
He noted the drugs will be used for treatment of malaria which constitutes the first cause of hospital consultations and is the number one cause of death in the country's health centers.
Hu expressed his satisfaction with the win-win cooperation between his country and Chad. "The Sino-Chad cooperation in the health sector has played an active role in the improvement of the health of the Chadian people," he concluded.