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Monday, July 11, 2011

El Salvador Thanks Cuba for its Contribution to Public Health



Havana, Cuba, Jul 11.- Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Health Minister of El Salvador, expressed her appreciation for the contribution made by Cuban advisors to the wide program boosted by the Central American nation to universalize free, quality medical care in favor of its citizens.

The Minister tackled the subject during a meeting in which an assessment of the work of professionals and officials from the Caribbean island was made together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the www.cubaminrex.cu Web site reported.

As part of the Comprehensive Health Reform promoted by the government of President Mauricio Funes, the 20 Cuban specialists cooperate with a plan that began in 2010 in the poorest 74 municipalities and that today includes 141, with a wide network of primary health care services.

Rodriguez pointed out that the program has developed faster than what was initially  planned, and that it’s expected to cover the entire nation by 2014.

She added that the health model currently developed in El Salvador is also the product of what Cuba has done and has given to the world, and admited that the experience accumulated by the Caribbean island in health has made it possible for her country to take a step forward in this sector. (acn).