Havana Hosts International Event on Medical Education
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- 12 / 02 / 2008
He stressed that Cuba’s achievements in this field are the result of the political willingness of the Cuban government and the effective training of human resources.
He noted that more than 70,000 doctors have graduated from Cuban universities since 1959 and added that since the inauguration of the Latin American School of Medicine, almost a decade ago, more than 6,000 professionals of the health sector have graduated from this center.
He recalled that there are currently more than 199,000 youths studying medical sciences in Cuba, including some 24,000 form 101 countries.
The first lecture of the event on Sunday was given by Dr. Cgarles Boelen, an international consultant of the United Nations and former coordinator of the Program of the World Health Organization for human resources in the field of health.
The ‘International Conference on Medical Education for the 21st Century: Towards Health Equity’ runs through next Wednesday.