IT IS early May and 48-year-old Chinese doctor Zhang Jinsong can barely walk, leaning against the stair railing of his Papua New Guinean apartment. He is battling a high fever, body aches and swollen eyes.
But those ills are not stopping him from treating the local patients.
"We will risk our lives to help them," Zhang said.
Zhang is the leader of the latest two-year rotation of China's medical team providing assistance to Papua New Guinea's health system forged under a bilateral agreement signed in 2002.