Algeria, February 7, 2019


Cuban Deputy Health Minister kicks off working visit to Algeria to assess bilateral health cooperation

Cuban Deputy Health Minister Marcia Cobas kicked off an official visit to Algeria as part of a working tour of several African countries, diplomatic sources reported on Wednesday.

The Cuban official held, upon his arrival at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene Airport on Tuesday, meetings with officials from the Cuban Embassy, the Cuban Medical Services and representatives of the Medical and Hydraulic Brigades working in this African nation, according to a press release.

In this aspect, Cobas will hold meetings with Algerian health authorities with a view to assess the work of Cuban medical collaborators.

Working visits to the prestigious institutions and companies in the pharmaceutical sector are also on the agenda.

According to the Cuban Embassy to Algeria’s press release, Cuban medical stuff started providing assistance and rendering their services to Algerian people in 1963 when 63 volunteers arrived in the Northern country.

‘Today more than 900 Cuban medical professionals render their services to the Algerian people through four key programs: ophthalmology, mother-child care, urology and oncology,’ the information says.

The Cuban delegation also includes executives from the companies Farmacuba and Servicios Medicos, Foreign Trade Ministry and Banco Financiero, who previously visited Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, the Republic of Congo and Chad.


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