LANZHOU — Nine government officials and medical workers from Liberia, Ethiopia and Madagascar are attending training classes in Lanzhou, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu province.

The 22-day training, starting on August 28, focuses on reducing the mortality rate of pregnant and puerperant women and infants and is hosted by the International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center under the National Health Commission. The training content includes lectures, teaching and cultural experiences.

“I am here to learn from China’s experience in maternal and child healthcare and the mature structural arrangement of the hospital,” said Fokape Beyan Duyenku, a doctor with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Liberia.

Driven by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China is intensifying its medical support for African countries. Through experience sharing, technological cooperation and other modes of medical support, China endeavors to help African countries to develop their medical and health undertakings.

“As the key of health services, talents are vital to stepping up China-Africa cooperation and building a ‘healthy’ Silk Road,” said Liang Baoping, head of international cooperation and exchange office with Health Commission of Gansu Province.