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Cuba and Mauritania strengthen medical collaboration

Cuba and Mauritania strengthen medical collaboration

Havana, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal and his Mauritanian counterpart, Sidi Zehaf, on Friday held talks here to strengthen collaboration in that sector, research and professional training.

According to an official communiqué from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), during the meeting, both officials addressed the possibility of penning a cooperation agreement that would allow sending medical collaborators to that African nation.

Portal thanked the Mauritanian representatives for the visit at such a complicated time of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cuban minister explained the strategy to fight the epidemiological situation in Cuba and highlighted the development of five Cuban-made vaccines against Covid-19 that, according to the MINSAP press release, more than 83.4 percent of the population have already completed the vaccination scheme.

During its stay in Cuba, the Mauritanian delegation will visit medical institutions such as the 19 de Abril Polyclinic in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion municipality, the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital and the University of Medical Sciences in Havana.

Cuba and Mauritania have maintained working and collaboration ties since 2017.


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