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Lesotho King visits Operation Miracle Program

The King of Lesotho, Letsie III, visited the Ramon Pando Ferrer National Ophthalmologic Institute in Havana on Tuesday where he was informed about Cubas progress in this field and its cooperation with other countries.

Letsie III received a detailed explanation on the state-of-the-art institute and visited the refraction, psychophysical, visual field and neuro-ophthalmology consultation areas where he observed the highly qualified staff. The King was accompanied in his visit by Cuban Deputy Minister of Health Roberto Gonzalez.

The Pando Ferrer is the banner center of the Operation Miracle eye surgery program sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela. Since July 2004, the program has provided 862,000 persons from Latin America and the Caribbean with free vision-correcting surgeries.

Also on Tuesday, King Letsie III placed a floral wreath at the Jose Marti Monument located in the Plaza of the Revolution, where he received information about the life and work of the Cuban national hero. The African dignitary also visited the International Physical Education and Sports Institute.

The Kings agenda on Wednesday includes attending an official welcoming ceremony at the Palace of the Revolution, informed the ACN news service.

Source: Granma

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