Cuba and Ecuador renewed health agreement
- Submitted by: Juana
- Health and Medicine
- 10 / 07 / 2015
The governments of Cuba and Ecuador renewed yesterday in Quito a health agreement that will add more than 200 Cuban doctors to primary care system in the South American nation, Cuban media reported. The agreement was signed at the Cuban embassy in that capital, by Ambassador Jorge Rodriguez and the coordinators of the seven areas where will begin to work some 204 specialists in general medicine from today. According to Marisol Ruilova, Ecuadorian Vice Minister of Health, Cuban doctor will have an estimated 900 000 patients, mostly in rural and inaccessible. Currently, Cuba has an estimated 50,000 doctors and specialists in the sector in 68 countries around the world.