MicroPort<sup>®</sup> Attends Symposium on China-Africa Partnership in Improving Access to Health and Medical Products

Shanghai, China – On November 22, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort®") was invited to attend the Symposium on China-Africa Partnership in Improving Access to Health and Medical Products, held in Shanghai by Center for International Exchanges and Cooperation of China's National Health and Family Planning Commission. Around 300 people attended the symposium, including senior officials of health ministries and representatives from national health authorities, medical institutions, pharmaceutical enterprises, and related international organizations in China and 19 African countries such as Egypt, Angola and Congo.
 
The symposium highlighted Africa's demands and China's inventions. During the exhibition of Chinese and African medical achievements, Director Bin Li of China's National Health and Family Planning Commission and several officials of health ministries of African countries visited MicroPort® booth, and they were briefed the overview of MicroPort®'s history and product portfolio with the emphasis on its international business development by Dr. Linda Lin, Vice President of MicroPort® International Business. In the parallel session of "the Comparative Advantages of China's Health Industry," MicroPort® staff introduced the company's current situation of globalized development, and demonstrated several products that fit the needs of African markets. Currently, MicroPort® products have been approved for use in over 5,000 hospitals worldwide, covering major markets in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and America.
 
The Symposium will facilitate the effective implantation of agreements achieved in the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, further strengthen South-South Cooperation, improve access to medical and healthcare products in African countries, and promote the cooperation and exchange between Chinese and African pharmaceutical industries. MicroPort® will continuously stick to innovation and keep developing innovative technologies, products and management skills to help drive the development of African medical and healthcare industries, so as to provide ideal and cost-effective solutions for patients in China, Africa and the whole world, and contribute to the advancement of the healthcare industries in China and Africa.