Government has signed a contract with the Cuban Medical Brigade in Accra to regularise the operations of about 20 Cuban specialist doctors at selected health facilities in the country. 


They are providing services in the Upper East, Northern, Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.


At the signing, the Minister for Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, noted that apart from offering specialised healthcare, they would also be engaged in teaching and research to help shape the health sector.


The Health Minister assured the Cuban delegation that government has put in adequate security measures to ensure their safety during their two years stay in Ghana and also pay their remunerations and other benefits on time.


On his part, the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Pedro Gonzalez Despaigne, said the Cuban government was not only interested in bringing their health professionals to support Ghana’s healthcare delivery, but also the opportunity to prepare their own human resource in the health sector.


The Ambassador disclosed that currently, more than 300 Ghanaians are studying medicine in Cuba and by July about 200 of them would graduate and return home to offer services for the development of Ghana, after which another batch of students will take their place.


He underscored the need to strengthen the already existing bilateral relations and hoped this cooperation in the health sector would continue because it had been a great pillar for the two countries.


Source: ISD (Doris Sodjah)







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