Jamaica Thanks Medical Scholarships Granted by Cuba

Kingston, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican government thanked the government of Cuba for granting seven scholarships to study specialties related to Medical Sciences in Cuba, according to the local press today.

‘The new students will have the opportunity to share the values of the Cuban health system, including solidarity and equity,’ said here the Cuban ambassador, Ines Fors Fernandez.

During her speech at the moving ceremony, the Cuban official also explained to the new scholarship holders who will study at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) a project conceived by the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, where more than 28,500 doctors from 103 nations have graduated.

The Jamaican deputy foreign minister, Marica Gilbert-Roberts, also acknowledged the excellence of the Cuban health system, one of the best in the world, and praised Cuba’s commitment to strengthening the region’s development in the health care area.

Gilbert-Roberts also expressed his gratitude for the wide presence of Cuban medical collaborators distributed throughout Jamaica.

‘On behalf of the government and people of Jamaica, allow me to express sincere gratitude to the people and government of Cuba for their vital contribution to the development of our health sector,’ she added.

On behalf of the selected students, Rakish Suragh thanked Cuba for its solidarity and collaboration and reaffirmed the collective commitment to graduate and return to their country to take up the noble profession where it is most needed.

Cuba and Jamaica established diplomatic relations on December 8, 1972.

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