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Cuban Medical Assistance Highlighted At International Seminar #20680
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Cuban Medical Assistance Highlighted At International Seminar

Havana, March 10 (AIN) Cuban medical assistance being provided to other nations is playing a vital role: this is the main topic of discussion today at the 9th International Seminar on Primary Healthcare taking place in Havana from March 6-10.

Specialists and coordinators of Cuban medical brigades in Guatemala, Haiti and Belize are presenting a workshop on Cuba’s Comprehensive Healthcare Program; this special initiative has been successfully implemented since 1998 in nearly 30 nations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.

The workshop presenters are also highlighting the fact that since 1963, over 100,000 Cuban doctors have served in a hundred countries around the world, thereby contributing to the improvement in healthcare indicators in the most isolated corners of the planet.

Currently, more than 24,000 Cuban physicians are paying service in 40 countries. The island has also contributed to the training of close to 4,000 doctors and technicians, and to the creation of nine medical schools abroad.

Over the past five days such Cuban experiences in family medicine have been shared with more than 1,000 experts from 22 nations. The visitors praised the island’s public health system, which exhibits healthcare indicators comparable only to those of developed countries.

Today’s agenda also includes a presentation on Venezuela’s public health care system and another on the development of biotechnology in Cuba.

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I owe my life to a Cuban doctor.

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Cuba to open embassies in four Caribbean Community countries–
Cuba will open embassies in four more Caribbean countries – a move that will give it a presence in most of the Carib-bean Community nations, a Cuban official said Friday.

The embassies – in Antigua, St. Vin-cent, Dominica and Suriname – will open in about a month, said Alejandro Merchante Castellanos, the Cuban Ambassador to the 15-member Caribbean Community, or Caricom.
“We will be completing all the countries of Caricom. This is a decision of our country to develop relations with all of them.
The integration of the Caribbean is very important to us,” he said while presenting his credentials to Carib-bean Community Secretary-General Edwin Carrington.
Although Cuba’s relations soured with Grenada and Suriname in the 1980s, the communist nation has earned praise from its neighbors due to its work in the region, with more than 1,000 Cuban doctors providing care in the Caribbean and more than 1,200 Caribbean residents studying for free at Cuban schools. Caricom has also consistently voted in the United Nations to end the 46-year U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. Cuba established diplomatic relations with Caricom in 1972.
Since then, bilateral agreements have helped people throughout the Caribbean, Carrington said.
Cuban doctors have also provided free eye care to more than 10,000 Caricom nationals at Cuban hospitals since June under a program funded by Venezuelan oil revenues.

Re: Cuban Medical Assistance Highlighted At International Seminar #20683
03/10/06 10:37 PM
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me too sorta. tho not quite as directly as you mr. sanpedrodaily

my father was born in cuba. if that cuban doc had messed up i wouldn't be here.

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