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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Patrick Faber is on a working visit to Cuba. Hon. Faber accompanied by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Manuel Heredia; Minister of State in the Ministry of Health, Hon. Angel Campos; and other representatives in the Ministries of Investment and Foreign Trade arrived in Cuba on Monday May 22.

During the visit the delegation will have high level discussions with Cuban counterparts in the various ministries represented. One of the stops by the Deputy was a visit to the Cuban Medical School where students from 92 countries are currently enrolled including 60 Belizeans.

The school was first established in 1998 as a facility to train healthcare personnel from developing countries. The idea was born after the Cuban government sent a medical brigade to Belize and other countries in 1998 following natural disasters.

During his visit to the medical school, Hon. Faber acknowledged the role the university plays in Belize’s medical development since we have limited resources for those courses of study here. He added that the assistance by the Cuban government works well for us and we are grateful. As part of his visit, the Deputy Prime Minister also paid a call to students currently enrolled at the medical university.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:21