On November 20, 2023, the Kenyan delegation led by Prof. Anne-Beatrice Kihara, President of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) visited Chongqing Medical University. Other delegates were Prof. Frederick Kireki Omanwa, President of the Kenya Obstetrical Gynaecological Society, along with Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nairobi, and heads of Clinical Services, Training, Research and Innovation, Nursing, Diagnostics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kenyatta National Hospital .They were invited by the State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering at CQMU. Prof. TIAN Jie, CQMU Vice President, met with the delegation on behalf of the university.
Prof. Tian provided an overview of CQMU's background and recent accomplishments. He highlighted the university's strong commitment to partnering with FIGO, the University of Nairobi, and Kenyatta National Hospital. Furthermore, he expressed CQMU's eagerness to collaborate with Kenyan counterparts in scientific research, particularly in the field of high-intensity focused ultrasound technology. Prof. Kihara briefly outlined FIGO's background, development objectives, and mission, while also expressing her desire to enhance scientific research collaboration with Chongqing Medical University. Prof. Irene Wambui Inwani, Director of the Clinical Services Department of Kenyatta National Hospital, introduced the history and development of the University of Nairobi and its affiliated hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital. She expressed a keen interest in collaborating with CQMU on crucial areas like cancer treatment, imaging, and laboratory medicine. The delegation visited the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of CQMU First Affiliated Hospital, where they observed the clinical application of focused ultrasound therapy.
This visit marked a significant milestone in medical collaboration between China and Kenya, paving the way for further cooperation in obstetrics, gynecology, and ultrasound therapy. Moreover, it fostered inclusive and mutually beneficial international cooperation in science and technology, promoting innovation on a national scale.