Cuba will increase its medical presence in Haiti, in response to a request from the health authorities of this nation, confirmed to Prensa Latina Ambassador Luis Castillo.

According to the diplomat, a team of 16 Cuban specialists in gynecology, obstetrics and neonatology will inaugurate a medical position in Anse a Pitres, a border area with the Dominican Republic.

From that region, many pregnant women cross the border to attend in the neighboring country, where, they allege, they have better sanitary conditions.

The Haitian Minister of Health, Marie Greta Roy Clement, who on Wednesday held a meeting with the Cuban ambassador, together with the general coordinator of the Medical Brigade in the country, Evelio Betancourt, thanked the government of the island for the decision to send doctors to support maternal services in the area. Continue reading

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