HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 29 – Margaret Chan, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) met for more than two hours this week with former Cuban President Fidel Castro, reported IPS.
Fidel has always had health care as one of his areas of top priority. Chan praised his understanding on the topic, “The comprehension of the Fidel Castro on public health is impressive, as is his commitment with the health of the Cubans,” said Chan after the meeting.
The former president gave up the reigns of the Cuban government in July 2006 after undergoing complicated intestinal surgery. He is currently the top advisor to the administration of his brother Raul Castro.
Cuba has a free national public health system and sends doctors to dozens of countries working under different types of agreements.