The outgoing 12th Chinese medical team stationed in Namibia for one year and a half at the Chinese Acupuncture Department of Katutura State Hospital managed to administer Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to over 20,000 patients at the hospital and at other facilities in the country. TCM seems to gain popularity in Namibia, in particular with elderly patients. The first agreement between China and Namibia in the area of health was signed in 1996 and the specific protocol for acupuncture services was extended every two years since 2010 at the request of the Namibian government.

Xinhua news release, January 17, 2020

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