The Republic of CUBA has offered to provide more assistance to Liberia’s healthcare sector.
A statement quoting the Communication Director of the Health Ministry, Sorbor George said the Cuban Government said already five Liberians are studying medicine in their country and additional two Liberians will soon join their counterparts.
Paying a courtesy call on Health Minister, Wilhelmina Jallah on Monday May 28, CUBA charge’ d’ Affairees, Yordrnis Despaigne Vera, said discussions are ongoing to dispatch and assign some CUBAN Doctors to the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital for service, following the signing of a pack which covers their accommodation and salaries.
The CUBAN Diplomat also congratulated Minister Jallah for her preferment saying, his country was grateful to help the people of Liberia.
He also recalled CUBA’s assistance to Liberia during the Ebola crisis and promised to strengthen their bilateral ties with Liberia.
The CUBA’ s charge’ d’ Affairees further promised that his country will not relent to transfer knowledge to Liberia where the need arises.
For her part, Health Minister, Wilhelmina Jallah, thanked the CUBAN Diplomat for his visit coupled with the many contributions his country has given Liberia.
Minister Jallah expressed the need to learn from the people of CUBA about the skills and knowledge to eliminate malaria in their country, which she said was her key priority.
She further appealed to the Government of CUBA to build the skills of Liberians studying in that country in specialized areas, which would greatly help her country.
On the issue of finalizing the monitoring agreement for assigning the CUBAN Doctors to the JFK Hospital, Minister Jallah said, that will be handled by the highest authority, as her work was basically to ensure elimination of diseases affecting the population.