Dr Diarra Boubacar
Dr Diarra Boubacar is a Mali African and the first foreigner to complete a PhD in Chinese Medicine in China. A senior consultant at Chengdu Xindu Chinese medical hospital, he also engages actively in teaching and research at hospitals and universities in Chengdu, Yunnan and Hunan. As an active philanthropist, Dr Diarra has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, trained more than 1,000 village doctors, and organised projects to help alleviate rural poverty in Yunnan. For these efforts, he was awarded the Chinese Philanthropic Prize in 2012.