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Monday, March 6, 2017

PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System

La Paz, Mar 6.- The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators.

Cuba has achieved health for all and this is one of the most important legacies for other countries in the world, Leanes told Prensa Latina.

The PAHO official also praised the development of the Caribbean nation in scientific research, with the aim of solving complex problems.

Leanes participated in the 11th anniversary of the presence of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia, which currently has 740 members, located in all nine Bolivian departments.

One relevant aspect of the BMC's work here is its articulation with Bolivian doctors in programs for free primary healthcare in communities, he said.

More than 2,800 professionals have worked in this plan, which has benefited 306 of 339 municipalities, and the Cuban doctors are working in most of them.

The PAHO representative described as very important the promotion given in November 2016 to the Operation Miracle program, a Cuban-Venezuelan initiative that only in Bolivian territory allowed to improve or return vision to more than 600,000 people. (PL)