Algiers, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Health Minister Marcia Cobas kicked off an official visit to Algeria as part of a working tour of several African countries, diplomatic sources reported on Wednesday.
Upon arrival in Algiers on Tuesday, Cobas met with officials from the Cuban Embassy, the Cuban Medical Services and representatives of the Medical and Hydraulic Brigades working in this African nation, according to a press release.
The communiqué from the Cuban Embassy in Algeria adds that she will meet with local health authorities to assess the work of Cuban medical collaborators.
Coba’s agenda also includes tours of prestigious institutions and companies in the pharmaceutical sector.
The press release underlines that it was in Algeria where Cuba’s internationalist tradition began after a group of 63 volunteers arrived in 1963.
‘Today more than 900 Cuban medical professionals render their services to the Algerian people through four key programs: ophthalmology, mother-child care, urology and oncology,’ the information says.
The Cuban delegation also includes executives from the companies Farmacuba and Servicios Medicos, Foreign Trade Ministry and Banco Financiero, who previously visited Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, the Republic of Congo and Chad.