In Cuba Since 2005: Thousands of Foreign Health Professionals Graduated
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- 08 / 05 / 2008
Speaking to ACN, Dr. Juan Carrizo, Rector of the LASM, recalled that this educational center was devised in 1998 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, after hurricanes George and Mitch hit Central America and the Caribbean leaving hundreds of victims and exposing the inefficiency of the health systems and lack of personnel in many countries of the region.
Carrizo added that the LASM offers 1,500 scholarships annually to train, free of charge, low-income youths, mainly from Latin America and Caribbean.
The LASM Rector noted that there are currently almost 10,000 students from 30 countries in this medical university.
Carrizo also recalled the words of Fidel Castro when he said: “the main contribution of this center is the example of what a doctor trained under humanitarian principles should and can be.”