Kingston, Jamaica, 8 July 2020. The Minister of Health and Wellness of Jamaica, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, described the support of Cuba and other international partners to his country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic as invaluable. The statement was made on the occasion of his sectoral presentation to the Parliament, held this Tuesday July 7, speaking on the theme "Public Investment in Public Health: Every One Counts."
In February 2020, Cuba and Jamaica extended the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement in Health for three years, under which 433 Cuban professionals serve in all parishes in the Jamaican geography.
In June alone, the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Jamaica conducted 48,251 consultations, performed 366 surgeries and 56,396 nursing procedures, and saved the lives of 823 Jamaicans.