New LatAm Doctors Training in Cuba
Habana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba kicked off a new program to train
Latin American physicians after an accord signed in August by
Presidents Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez in western Pinar del Rio
This was expressed Friday by Deputy Public Health Minister Roberto
Gonzalez, when summing up the 4th International Congress on
Emergencies and Intensive Care held this week at Havana's
International Conference Center.
In the presence of 325 experts from 16 countries, the official
recalled that over 100,000 doctors will be trained over 10 years in a
study program validated by the world's best universities.
Gonzalez stated the importance of emergencies and intensive care that
has helped achieve an 80-year-old life expectancy in Cuba and infant
mortality rate lower than five per each 1,000 live births.
In the closing ceremony, Dr. Pedro Velez, member of the meeting's
organizing committee, stated that the application of these issues
will increase survival and improve living standard in cases of acute
heart attack, one of the main causes of death in the world, and
cranial-encephalic trauma, among others.