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Almost a hundred Cuban health collaborators provide services in Botswana, now with the arrival in this country in southern Africa with a new group of 21 specialists.

The quota, within which are 17 doctors will work immediately in seven of the eight districts where donors (Gaborone, Molepolole, Lobatse, Mahalapye, Serowe, Francistown, Maun and Selebi-Pikwe) are.

A total of 95 doctors and other professionals are part of an unbroken partnership for 29 years to benefit the population botswanesa made here repeatedly recognized by the highest authorities.

During the 37 years of diplomatic relations between the two governments, Cuba has offered so sustained assistance to Botswana in the sectors of health, education and sports.

But there are opportunities to expand cooperation in health and even diversify into other sectors, including participation in the national program to combat malaria, according to experts from both countries.

Equally, it is anticipated sending itinerant groups for treatments in the gynecology and ophthalmology as well as in dealing with diabetes and other diseases.

Dozens of young Batswana currently studying in Cuba, some of them in the medical career and in various branches of engineering.

With the national scholarship program offered by the Cuban government since 1961The have already graduated more than 30,000 African students.

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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