New arrival of 4,000 more Cuban physicians

One of the groups of Cuban doctors arriving in Brazil to work in the "More Doctors" program.
One of the first groups of Cuban doctors arriving in Brazil to work in the “More Doctors” program.  photo:

HAVANA TIMES — A new contingent of 4,000 Cuban doctors is currently arriving in Brazil adding to the 7,400 already working in the “More Doctors” program of President Dilma Rousseff, reported EFE.

Back in January the Brazilian ambassador in Havana had announced his country’s intention to raise the number of Cuban doctors in the program to 11,000.

The newly arrived Cuban physicians are awaited in the Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Guaraparí, Gravatá and Brasilia, states a press release from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

The authorities said that before the Cubans enter the field they will first undergo a three month adaptation course as well as face tests of their medical knowledge and command of the Portuguese language.

The Brazilian health ministry said the number of Cubans in the program will now reach 11,400 of the total 14,900, the balance including just over a thousand Brazilian doctors and those recruited from other countries such as Portugal and Spain.

When the new doctors enter into service, a population of 51 million people will be receiving the benefits of the More Doctors program, the figure is currently 44.8 million, noted EFE.

8 thoughts on “Cuba Tops 11,000 Doctors in Brazil

  • Given this is HT, I assume you believe that the Castros have decided to remain in power for 55 years “for the public good”. They must believe that there have been no other Cubans capable of leading that country. So at great personal sacrifice, they have remained in charge despite declining health and advancing age. Or, is it remotely possible in that apologist mind of yours that the Beasts of Biran are ego-manical despots whose every move has been to maintain the status quo and remain in power. I do accept your allegation that I believe the two “myths” you point out in your comment. However I disagree with your claim that these are myths. Socialism has NEVER worked. This is fact not a myth. Capitalism is not perfect but, so far, there does not seem to be any other system that works better. Again, this is fact and not a myth. You also seem to confuse ‘ambition’ with ‘greed’. You can not define capitalism by holding out Bush as an example. Not unless you want your socialist utopia defined by Stalin.

  • Oh I meant to ask, other than yourself, who here is really “identified”…John Goodrich?….Moses?…Dan? How is Informed Consent any different? Would you feel better if I changed my moniker to Stephen Ross? Personally I’m fond of Mr. Butterwinkles

  • Walter, you delude yourself. …But firstly, you make quite the assumption that I (I can only speak for myself) hate what is in the public good. It may perhaps help your arguments to insert a straw man into the discussion, but you certainly would be referring to me. Condemning the Marxist state of Cuba and their use of human chattel is hardly “hating the public good”. And your. There is no distorting any facts here. For socialism to work you must trample human motivation, ambition and desire. That my dear Walter is why socialism never works. You would need to overcome millions of years of human evolution to do so…no easy feat. capitalism simply harnesses the human drive. And it’s precisely because reality and life are so complex that capitalism works Even though Capitalism is not perfect, by far, it’s the best we’ve got so far. Of course you can simply show me a socialist model that works and I’ll tip my hat to you…just one Walter.

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