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Cuban Ebola Experts to Train Jamaican Health Workers

Douglas McIntosh | Caribbean News Now   in 
October 29, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Two experts are to arrive in Jamaica from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola frontline responders.

This will form part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalize Cuba’s commitment to provide technical assistance to strengthen Jamaica’s Ebola preparedness and response, which is to be established between the governments of both countries.

These were the key outcomes of a four-day visit to Cuba, from October 23 to 26, by an 11-man Jamaican delegation, led by health minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, for discussions with his counterpart, Dr Roberto Morales Ojeda, to lobby for that country’s assistance in boosting the local response to the Ebola threat.

This came after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller sought assistance from Cuban president, Raul Castro, with whom she had dialogue several weeks ago.

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