Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cuba Vice President Continues Visiting Haiti

Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo

Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo continues his visit to devastated Haiti, where more than 1,000 collaborators from his country have been working in the health sphere for over a decade.

Lazo told Prensa Latina that the objective of his trip is to assess, with Haitian authorities, the proposal by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) of supporting the creation of a new public health system in the country.

The visitor recalled details of his meeting on Monday with Haitian President Rene Preval, who said: "I hope all countries were as Cuba, which always works for the future."

The idea is to provide a true primary assistance system to guarantee people's health, starting from the ALBA efforts and supported by the Cuban experience in this country that started in 1998, after the damage caused by Hurricane George.

Cuban collaborators are currently working in three health institutions in Port-au-Prince and seven Integral Diagnostic Centers (CDI).

Lazo visited on Monday two hospitals in this capital, a field hospital in the locality of Croix des Bouquets, and a CDI in the town of Mirebalais, in Center Department.

The Cuban official spoke with dozens of patients, was interest in the running of those facilities, and talked with Cuban and Haitian collaborators, being the latter pre-graduate students from the Latin American School of Medicine or physicians studying their specialties.

Source: Solvision.Co.Cu

1 comment:

  1. This is an expression of true solidarity.