WHO Describes Cuban Health System an Example to Follow

oms_plenarioGeneva, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), called the Cuban health system as an example to follow for its sustainability and capacity to act in emergency situations.

During her appearance at the plenary session of the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) that continues today in this Swiss city, Chan stressed the solidarity spirit of the Caribbean nation, especially in terms of health staff training of Third World countries.

She also expressed her gratitude to the Caribbean nation for the important role played in fighting Ebola epidemic in West African countries.

The mention to Cuba occurred during the interactive exchange held by the parliamentary delegations with the senior international official in the context of the general debate of the event, dedicated to the theme of migration.

In this regard, the executive stressed the importance of the role of parliaments as a mobilizing force of the governments’ political will, to ensure health care for migrants, whose uprooting situation puts them in a very vulnerable reality.

Legislator Yolanda Ferrer, head of the Cuban delegation to the IPU meeting, described a privilege to those attending the event to hear the voice of WHO, an organization with which the island has had the opportunity to work precisely in confronting health emergency situations.

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