Another Cuban medical brigade departs for Venezuela

first_img Tweet HealthLifestyle Another Cuban medical brigade departs for Venezuela by: – June 28, 2011 Share Share 12 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The 25th 2011 Cuban cooperation brigade, made up of 210 health professionals, departed on Sunday for Venezuela.This medical brigade, made up of 60 doctors, and 91 nurses, among others, of which 143 are women, was seen off at Havana by the vice minister of public health, Marcia Cobas; the director of the Central Medical Cooperation Division, Yiliam Jimenez; and the general secretary of the Health Trade Union, Maria Isabel Martinez.During the ceremony, Cobas affirmed that there are more than 40,000 Cuban personnel working in 68 nations, of which 16,000 are doctors.This is the first international mission for Nurse Yelina Amador (32), from Cacocum, in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin.She confirmed to ACN the willingness of Cubans to continue taking health assistance to every corner of the world, as part of a medical cooperation initiative that began in Algeria in 1963, and which has spread to hundreds of countries and has contributed to increasing health rates.Caribbean News Nowlast_img

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