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A million lives saved by cuban docs
Over 31,000 Cuban health professionals are currently working in human solidarity in 71 countries of the world, 100,000 such professionals since 1963, Public Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer noted.

Balaguer pointed out that these professionals have had 300 million medical consultations, performed 2 million surgeries, 700,000 deliveries and have saved approximately 1 million lives in emergency attention.

Receiving diplomas at the Havana Medical Sciences Institute graduation were 1,188 graduates from 25 countries, including Cuba, in medicine, dentistry, nursing and health technology.

At the third Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) graduation, 1,842 physicians concluded their studies, among them eight US students.

Since 2005 almost 5,000 physicians have been trained at no cost to them in the ELAM.

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