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Haiti - Health : Cuba sends medical reinforcements in Haiti at the request of the Ministry
03/11/2018 08:21:48

Haiti - Health : Cuba sends medical reinforcements in Haiti at the request of the Ministry
In response to a request from Marie Greta Roy Clement, the Minister of Public Health Cuba will strengthen its medical presence in Haiti, confirmed the Ambassador of Cuba accredited to Haiti, Luis Castillo Campos.

According to the Cuban diplomat, a team of 16 Cuban specialists in gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology will open a medical post in the border town of Anse-à-Pitres (south-eastern department), a region favored by many Haitian women who are pregnant which cross the border to go to the Dominican Republic where they find better sanitary conditions and free care to give birth to their child.

Minister Clement, who met Wednesday with Ambassador Castillo who was accompanied by Évelio Betancourt, the General Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti, thanked the Cuban Government for having acceded to its request to send Cuban doctors to support the maternal services in Anse-à-Pitres

In addition, Minister Clément also announced that her Ministry would organize activities to commemorate 20 years of uninterrupted presence of Cuban doctors in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25965-haiti-cuba-20-years-of-cuban-medical-aid-in-haiti.html

Recall that so far nearly 8,000 Cuban health workers (in rotation) have served in the 10 departments of Haiti, achieving in 20 years, nearly 30 million consultations, 578,000 surgeries, assisting 178,104 births, rehabilitating 185,828 patients and saving more than 300,000 lives.

Currently, more than 700 Cuban specialists work in 51 medical posts deployed in the 10 departments, while offering 31 comprehensive rehabilitation services.

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