Cuban doctors inaugurated new health servicis in Tuvalu a small Pacific island
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- 06 / 14 / 2009
They have assisted 76 labors, and done the first 11 cesarean sections and 47 surgeries ever in that country.
Doctors Livan Rojas, Ileana del Valle, and Rolando Garcia stressed in the letter that they have opened ultrasound and abortion services, as well as specialized consultations on hypertension, diabetes, and chronic diseases in children.
In addition, they are making the first steps for the implementation of the family medicine model, and for that, they have visited the nine islands comprising the country.
As part of the aid to train local staff, the specialists have developed nine courses on primary health care, and how to deal with seriously ill patients, among other subjects.