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May 25, 2018

Cuba, Belize Doctors Meet

On Thursday at the Inspiration Center, healthcare professionals from across the public and private sectors participated in the second annual Cuba and Belize Medical Symposium.  Both countries share a unique partnership where health and medicine are concerned.  That interest continues to see Belizeans completing medical studies in Cuba, as well as the Cuban Medical Brigade sending its nurses and doctors to practice in Belize.  Doctor Alexander Garçon described the purpose of the daylong conference.


Alexander Garçon

Dr. Alexander Garçon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Cuba Medical Brigade

“This is the second Cuba and Belize Medical Symposium.  The purpose of the Cuba and Belize Medical Symposium is the improvement of healthcare in Belize.  Our proposal to the Cuban Medical Brigade and our proposal to the Ministry of Health, when you work in a working team, the Cuban Medical Brigade with the Ministry of Health for Belize, all institutions include the regional hospitals, the community hospitals, polyclinic, Karl Heusner [Memorial Hospital] and other institutions like World Health Organization, PAHO, Belize Cancer Society, HIV, World Pediatric Project to improve the medical care in Belize and elevate the medical standard of healthcare in Belize.  Cuba and Belize have excellent relationship.  The Cuban Medical Brigade works here for [the past] twenty-seven years, starting with Cuba bringing twenty-five doctors and Belize sending to Cuba twenty-five persons for training.  Right now there are around two thousand doctors and [persons] with other specialties training in Cuba which includes medical officers, licensing, specialists in orthopedic surgery anesthesia and gynecology healthcare in Belize.”

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