08/19/13 - Prensa Latina - Cuba, South Africa Consolidate Medical, Educational Coop
19 de agosto de 2013, 10:23Pretoria, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and South
Africa consolidated in the last months their medical-educational
cooperation and in the teaching sector as well, showing significant
progress for mutual benefit.
Doctor Alex Carreras Pons, head of the collaboration delegation of the
Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) in South Africa, told Prensa Latina the
advances of the links have been stable since the first agreement was signed
Nearly 119 Cuban collaborators are currently in South Africa and 94 doctors
will join the delegation next quarter to provide services on African soil,
disclosed Carreras Pons.
Doctor Carreras Pons underlined that Cuba received over three million USD
in 2012 for medical collaboration and the sale of biotechnology products.
Our country granted 60 scholarships to South Africans with few resources
that wanted to attend medical school. Now Cuba grants 80 scholarships, but,
since 2012, the agreement also included the self-financed opportunity,
underlined the doctor.
Carreras Pons highlighted that Cuba offered South Africa to receive 1,000
young people per year that pay for their studies with reasonable tuitions,
covered by their families or by the government of Pretoria.
In 2012, nearly 900 South African arrived in Havana and 915 already are
sophomores, which represented an income equivalent to 10 million USD, noted
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