This month, the GX Foundation (the Foundation) 's national project to Eliminate Cataract Blindness in Laos moved from the capital Vientiane to the 107 People's Army Hospital in Luang Prabang. As of November 17, the foundation and medical teams from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Shanxi Province, Heilongjiang Province and Fujian Province had completed more than 7,000 free cataract surgeries in five countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Djibouti, Senegal and Mauritania, restoring sight to countless patients.
The GX Foundation was established in 2018 to make good use of the advantages of one country, two systems, and to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to countries along the "the Belt and Road" with Hong Kong as its headquarters. We organize medical staff from our autonomous regions and provinces, including Guangxi, Shanxi, Fujian, and Heilongjiang, to carry out free cataract surgeries in various recipient countries, with the aim of "eliminating" the backlog of cases of blindness caused by cataracts in that country or province or region. All surgeries will be carried out on the "Tourwin" brand mobile surgical vehicle manufactured by the Foundation in Shunde, Guangdong.