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Cuban family doctor program to be implemented in East Timor

ACN - October 8, 2015

Havana, Cuba Having extended the Medical Program of the Family throughout East Timor by November 2016 is the aspiration of Rui Maria de Araujo, its Prime Minister, who takes the Cuban health system as a model for this effort.

Speaking to the press, the premier, on an official visit to the Caribbean island, said that more than 840 Timorese doctors have graduated in Cuba, and that it is precisely these young physicians the ones that are contributing to create a scheme of health care in community centers.

We started a few months ago, but we hope that by next year a primary health care system will be set up, he announced, where students that graduate in Cuba can show the academic training they received, but above all, the ethics and humanism that were transmitted to them.

Araujo stressed the usefulness of the visit, where existing agreements in other areas such as education, sports and agriculture were strengthened.

It is expected that, as a result of the premier's exchanges with Cuban officials, the method "Yes, I can continue" will soon be implemented in East Timor to give continuity to the studies of the 190,000 people who learned how to read and write there with Cuban teachers.

The agenda of the distinguished visitor included a meeting of more than four hours with Raul Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, as well as an extensive exchange of views with the member of the Political Bureau of the Cuban Communist Party and President of the National Assembly of the People's Power, Esteban Lazo.

Source: http://www.cubanews.ain.cu/cuba/3873-cuban-family-doctor-program-to-be-implemented-in-east-timor.

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