|Cuba Provides Medical Cooperation to 66 Nations
2012.06.08 - 09:51:26 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CLARA, Cuba.- More than 38 thousand Cuban medical workers are currently offering their services in 66 nations of the world, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America, said Medical Cooperation director Yilian Jimenez in this central Cuban city.
During a press conference at the First Workshop on Ethics, Values and Proletarian Internationalism, the Health Ministry official said that the Havana-based Latin American School of Medicine will report the figure of more than 10 thousand graduates this year, since it was set up in 1999.
Jimenez stressed the initiatives by Revolution leader Fidel Castro regarding the internationalist missions met by the medical specialists since the 1959 revolutionary triumph in providing assistance in case of natural disasters and other events.
The president of the Provincial Medical Ethics Commission, Silvia Gonzalez, said that reinforcing the role of the clinical medical method will favor the doctor-patient relationship and strengthen the system of ethical and human values, considered a major goal for the national health system.
The workshop, attended by medical professionals, researchers and university professors, was hosted by the Bolivar Conventions Center in Villa Clara.