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Cuba and Kenya sign medical cooperation agreement

medicos cubanos kenyaCuban health authorities announced May 24, the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the island and Kenya, which seeks to establish medical cooperation in the African nation by the end of this year.

According to a press release, the two nations signed the document at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, as part of Cuban Public Health Minister Dr. Roberto Morales’ work agenda during the WHO’s 70th World Assembly taking place through May 31.

The Cuban official also held meetings with his counterparts from India and Mauritania, as well as with the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Carissa Etienne, during which they discussed issues such as health collaboration, human resource training and Cuban medical services.

Also taking place May 24 was the 10th Meeting of Health Ministers from the Non-Aligned Movement, led by the bloc’s President pro-tempore Venezuela.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Roberto Morales highlighted the importance of global health cooperation toward achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, to which all members states should be committed, he noted.

The Cuban official also emphasized how the island’s human resource training has contributed to strengthening health systems in various countries, noting that 34,216 sector professionals from 135 nations have graduated from Cuba since 1959.

He also reiterated the island’s support for Venezuela as President pro tempore of the Non-aligned Movement, as well as its solidarity with the nation’s government and people; suffering both domestic and foreign aggression.

(Prensa Latina)

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