Auckland, October 7th, 2019. As part of the farewell meeting of Cuban Ambassador Mario Alzugaray with members of the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS), the Cuban resident in this city, Luis Casares highlighted the positive impact of Cuba medical international cooperation.
The presence of almost 30 thousand Cuban health professionals in 65 countries, the humanistic and supportive nature of our cooperation and the services provided by more than 400 thousand Cuban volunteers in 164 countries from 1963 to the present, were among the main elements addressed during the presentation.
He also mentioned the training in Cuban Universities of more than 35 thousand health professionals from 136 countries, as well as the positive balance this has had for the lives of millions of people in communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Luis also stressed that the United States campaigns against Cuban medical cooperation seek to denigrate the work of Cuban doctors, who voluntarily provide their services anywhere in the world, guaranteeing access to medical care for people in need and without resources.
Within the framework of this presentation, the Ambassador of Cuba Mr. Mario Alzugaray also emphasized the importance that Cuba attaches to medical cooperation with the Pacific Islands, highlighting the presence of collaborators in Kiribati, Nauru, and Vanuatu, as well as the youth of the Pacific Islands that are attending studies associated with medicine in Cuban universities. He also pointed out the importance of the agreement signed between Cuba and New Zealand for the training in English of Cuban doctors who will provide their services in that region. (Embacuba NZ).