Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kenya-Cuba sign agreement to source 101 Cuban doctors

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe has on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba Minister of Health Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda.

The agreement will see Kenya source the services of 101 Cuban doctors who will assist to improve healthcare in the country.

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“Health CS Hon. Mutahi Kagwe on Monday signed a new cooperation agreement with Cuban Minister of Public Health Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda that will see a brigade of 101 specialist Cuban doctors travel to Kenya.

The agreement was signed during a meeting that makes part of the CS’s three-week visit to Cuba on a mission seeking to improve Kenya’s primary healthcare.” Said Ministry of Health.

At the end of the three-day visit, CS Mutahi Kagwe will also try and learn Cuba’s model that helped them combat Malaria. The lessons will also assist the government to achieve universal healthcare.

“The visit will also see the CS pick lessons from Cuba on the country’s world class primary health care delivery model, and its highly successful programme to combat malaria.

The Cuban visit comes at a time when the government is looking to improve and strengthen Kenya’s primary healthcare system as a catalyst to achieving universal healthcare.” Said Ministry of Health.

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