World Health Organization Describes Cuba’s Health System as Exemplary

Margaret Chan, general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), described Cuba’s public healthcare system as an example to be followed, emphasizing its sustainability and ability to respond to emergency situations, during an assembly meeting of the Interparliamentary Union, yesterday, October 20.

Chan highlighted Cuba’s spirit of solidarity, especially the country’s contribution to training healthcare professionals from Third World countries, and the important role played by Cuban professionals in combating Ebola in West Africa. 

Courtesy of Cuban medical brigade in Nepal

Courtesy of Cuban medical brigade in Nepal

Leading the Cuban delegation to the event was National Assembly deputy Yolanda Ferrer, who commented that it was gratifying to hear the praise expressed by Chan, adding that Cuba’s health care system has been capable of offering its best to those in need around the world, while maintaining and consolidating the population’s health, despite the impact of the U.S. blockade.

Articles by: Prensa Latina

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