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Doctors of Holguín in 45 countries
Member of the Henry Reeve Brigade, from Cuba, who attends to victims in Peru. Photo: escambray.cu
The health system in the province of Holguin has more than 3,500 doctors who provide their services in some 45 nations, one of the main achievements of the territory in the sphere of international collaboration in this sector.

Luis Orlando Castro, general deputy director of this front in the territory, said during a meeting with the press that among these volunteers include 4668 specialists in different branches of medicine.

He said that the countries with the greatest presence of collaborators of the territory are Venezuela, Brazil, Angola, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Ecuador, as part of the programs that give continuity to the legacy of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz in matters of internationalism and solidarity.

In these medical services, he said, there are professionals from various specialties, including Psychiatry, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Internal Medicine.

Mirtha Matos, who fulfilled mission in Angola, stressed to ACN that her experience in that nation allowed her to learn about other realities such as the presence of diseases eradicated in Cuba, including malaria and polio.

He stressed that in that African nation he had the opportunity to spend two years in the province of Cunene, in services for the care of newborns, where he participated in health prevention projects.

The Cuban medical collaboration in other latitudes began in 1963 with the participation of a brigade in Algeria and currently has health personnel in 74 countries in Africa, America, Eurasia and the Middle East, reviews the digital website of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

With information from Eileen Molina Fernández (ACN)

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