Jamaica, November 30, 2017.- Jamaican Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, described the work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in the country as an important and noble task with a tremendous social impact.
During a courtesy visit by Cuban Ambassador, Inés Fors Fernández, the Jamaican official also highlighted the importance of Operation Miracle in the country, a program which has restored the eyesight of thousands of Jamaican patients.
Likewise, Dr. Tufton noted the kindness of the Cuban government that each year grants scholarships to Jamaican youth to study degrees related to Medical Sciences in Cuba.
The two officials also agreed on the need to continue exploring new areas for collaboration within the framework of the bilateral healthcare cooperation agreement.
There are currently almost 200 Cuban health professionals working across the island of Jamaica.
The Cuban Ambassador reiterated the willingness of her government and people to continue supporting the sister Caribbean nation in such an important social sector.
Dr. Tufton meanwhile, stressed the permanent support and gratitude of the people of Jamaica for the work carried out by Cuban doctors, nurses and specialists.
The meeting, held at the headquarters of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, was also attended by Rowena Palmer, an official from the institution’s Department of International Cooperation, and Hector Ferrer Musterlier, Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Jamaica)