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Nearly 10,000 Nicaraguans have recovered sight in an ophthalmological center assisted since May by Cuban physicians, Luis Carlos Avila, chief of the island's medical brigade, stated.

According to the official, an event will take place Thursday night on the outskirts of the clinic located in Ciudad Sandino, 9.3 miles northeast of this capital.

The hospital was opened in late April by President Daniel Ortega and is part of the Vision Now project created to support six million Latin Americans to recover sight within 10 years.

The initiative is boosted by Cuba and Venezuela as part of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, of which Nicaragua and Bolivia are also members.

The Cuban health collaboration also includes the opening of two field hospitals in Waspam and Muelle de los Bueyes, located in the north and south of the Nicaraguan territory.

Source: Prensa Latina

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