Nairobi, June 27. Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, offered today a warm welcome to the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade, during the ceremony for the launching of the childhood vaccination campaign and to bid a farewell to the Cuban doctors, who left to fulfill their mission in all the Kenyan counties.
In his central words, the Kenyan Pesident said that "the 100 Cuban doctors specializing in cardiology, nephrology and neurosurgery, amongst other specializations, are now ready to move to the counties and I am delighted to formally send them off to deliver the much needed services to the people of Kenya. Let us embrace and support them. The bilateral agreements between Kenya and Cuba will improve the sanitary collaboration in the provision of specialized services and also will develop the capacity of our local doctors".
At the end of the ceremony, President Kenyatta greeted and talked animatedly with Cuban doctors, and urged them to provide quality services for the poorest populations of Kenya, while assuring them that all conditions are created so that they can comply with their important mission. The Cuban specialists reiterated the President their commitment to fulfill their task and consequently contribute to improve health services in the country.
During his speech, the Cuban Ambassador, Ernesto Gómez Díaz, affirmed that the deployment of doctors throughout the Kenyan geography constitutes a transcendental element in the process of strengthening bilateral relations between Kenya and Cuba. The diplomat recalled that at present, doctors from the Greater Antilles work in 65 countries, sharing their knowledge with their colleagues around the world.
The Minister of Health, Sicily Kariuki, several Governors; legislators; senior leaders of the Ministry of Health; representatives of international organizations and other officials from different governmental bodies of the African country, also participated in the activity.