HAVANA TIMES — The Brazilian ambassador in Havana announced that this year the number of Cuban doctors providing service in the poorest zones in his country with difficult access will reach 11,000, reported Fernando Ravsberg.
Currently there are around 4,000 Cuban doctors working in Brazil. They arrived during the last four months of 2013 to participate in the “More Doctors” program of President Dilma Rousseff.
Making possible the presence of the Cuban doctors is a South-South cooperation agreement endorsed by the Pan American Health Organization. The program will provide the Cuban government with some US $500 million and take medical care to millions of Brazilians who have never had it.