Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales, expressed today the will of the island to share the experiences that turned it into the world’s first country without mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and syphilis.
We reaffirm our commitment to continue helping other nations in access and universal health care coverage, giving priority to the prevention of such diseases, said the Cuban Helth Minister in an interview with Prensa Latina, after receiving the recognition that was made official here by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Morales recalled that over 50,000 Cuban collaborators, including 25,000 doctors, provide their services in about 70 countries worldwide.
In the case of HIV/AIDS, he said that in Africa -a continent where the deadly virus is a problem- 4,000 collaborators are working in more than twenty states.
Regarding the statement of the Largest of the Antilles as free of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and syphilis, he considered it an honor and a recognition to Cuba and all its health workers.