Over a 100 Cuban Nurses Arrive to Guatemala

HAVANA TIMES  – Government authorities of Guatemala will receive 122 nurses from Cuba today, adding to another 24 that arrived last August to work in the Central American nation, reported Prensa Latina.

The first to arrive are working in the department of Alta Verapaz , a region with the highest number of deaths of mothers and children at birth , according to official figures.

The Acting Deputy Guatemalan Minister of Health, Dr. Angel Manzano, announced more than three months ago that Cuban would also help to achieve the government’s Zero Hunger plan objectives.

The Cuban medical brigade, which first arrived in Guatemala in 1998 in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Mitch , provides services in remote areas of 17 of the 22 departments in the nation.