Russia, Cuba Sign Cooperation MoU on Health

Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba have signed a memorandum of cooperation onn health to treat cancer patients, sources from the Russian National Medical Research Radiological Center reported on Friday.

Cuban Deputy Minister Marcia Cobas Ruiz and General Director of the Russian National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health and Russian chief oncologist, Andrei Kaprin, signed the aforementioned document.

The objective of the memorandum is to develop scientific and clinical cooperation in fighting oncological diseases.

The document also seeks to carry out joint programs with the aim of strengthening and developing state-of-the-art technologies to treat cancer patients, exchanging scientific and clinical experience, as well as carrying out joint research.

Spread of cancer is worrisome for everyone and therefore collaboration among doctors should have no political nor any other kind of limitations, Kaprin said, quoted by Moscow television.

Our institutions have now extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and research of malignant tumors and I am sure that cooperation in this area will have productive results, the Russian specialist said.

Russia and Cuba are currently expanding and reinforcing cooperation in almost all possible branches, including economic, commercial, agricultural, transport, energy, mining, health, scientific and cultural, among others.

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