Cuba graduates over 8,000 in health
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- 07 / 25 / 2007
Cuba graduates over 8,000 health professionals nationwide on Tuesday, including 4,312 doctors, of which 1,842 are from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in this capital, Francisco Alberto Duran, national director of Medical Teaching, informed
Duran explained the graduation ceremonies will be in the corresponding provinces, where those graduated in dentistry, health technology, and nursing, as well as the first 746 paramedics trained under the new pedagogical program implemented in 2002 will also receive their diplomas today.
Cuba Graduates 400 Venezuelan Doctors
Nearly 400 physicians graduated Tuesday from Cuban universities, linked to the integrationist project of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), Venezuelan Consul General Victor Delgado confirmed.
The diplomat pointed out these professionals have been trained under the humanist concept, and they will go back to their country, where significant changes in health services have been taking place, to provide poor people with free medical assistance.
Delgado was at the local Medical School in Camaguey, 331 miles from Havana, for the graduation of 558 health professionals, Cuban and 19 other nationalities, including 59 Venezuelans.
Delgado expressed satisfaction to visit this eastern Cuban province, which this year will be the central venue for National Rebellion Day, July 26.
He thanked the Cuban people for their collaboration, which made it easier for these new Venezuelan doctors to complete their training to strengthen health services in that nation.
The diplomat pointed out that ALBA is not a dream, but a reality that materializes on the road of Latin American integration.
Source: Prensa Latina