Brazilian Health Minister Praises Cuba’s Contribution to Mas Medicos

Arthur ChioroBrazil’s Health Minister, Arthur Chioro, highlighted the fact that Cuba’s contribution to the program “Mas Medicos” (More Doctors), promoted by President Dilma Rousseff, has made it possible to expand consultations and services benefiting millions of Brazilians.

In a panel on the public policy to guarantee universal access to health, held at Havana’s Convention Center, the Minister stated that more than 63 million Brazilians have been treated through Mas Medicos and that the Cuban professionals are in the majority in places of high social vulnerability.

The commendable work of the 11,429 Cuban physicians currently working in Brazil

In the presence of Roberto Morales, member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and Minister of Public Health, and other officials participating in the 2nd Cuba Health International Convention, he praised the commendable work of the 11,429 Cuban physicians currently working in Brazil.

cuban doctors for brazilHe also highlighted the quality of care, commitment established with the population and the humane and friendly way the doctor-patient relationship is developed, and pointed out that this is the first time that Brazil has had physicians in all indigenous districts.

Expansion of primary health care services

The program includes 14,462 physicians from 30 countries in more than 3,000 municipalities and 34 indigenous districts, stated the minister.  He noted that the Mas Medicos program was both well designed and implemented and as allowed for the expansion of primary health care services with great quality. In this regard, he praised the performance of the Cuban voluntary workers.

Source:  Brazilian Health Minister Praises Cuba’s Contribution in this Sector  Cuban News Agency

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