Dominica and Cuba signed new cooperation agreement in health
The Ministry of Health of Dominica, and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, signed a new technical cooperation agreement.
This agreement was signed by the Honourable Health Minister, Julius Timothy and Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Her Excellency Jauna Elena Ramos.
Under the new Cooperation Agreement, the Republic of Cuba will assist in: training to develop Dominica’s Human Resource for Health, repairs and maintenance of medical equipment, and assisting the Ministry of Health to conduct research to address critical health issues.
This will also include the new technical cooperation agreement, where that ten Dominicans will receive specialist training in Cuba for the next two years.
By September 2012, five health care providers are expected to commence specialist training in Cuba, in the areas of Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Podiatry and Oncology.
In signing the new cooperation agreement, Hon. Minister for Health, Julius Timothy, expressed his profound gratitude, on behalf of the Government and people of Dominica, for the unwavering commitment and invaluable assistance from the Government of the Republic of Cuba in developing Dominica’s health sector.
The overall objective of the new cooperation agreement, is to strengthen the human resource capacity and the overall health infrastructure, in order to meet the growing health needs of the population.
Dominica’s Ministry of Health has been benefiting from technical assistance from the Republic of Cuba since 1979.
Presently the Cubans are providing specialized services in the areas of Intensive Care, Gastroenterology, Pathology, General Surgery, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory Services and Nursing Services.