Dilma Rousseff Praises Medical Program in Brazil, now with 11,000 Cuban Doctors

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

dilma y raul 2Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff stressed the national program known as More Doctors, being implemented by 14,462 medical doctors, out of whom over 11,000 are Cubans offering their service in the South American nation following an accord signed between the Pan-American Health Organization and the Brazilian government.

The More Doctors Program is being implemented in 3,919 Brazilian municipalities and is benefiting 50 million citizens, said Rousseff during her Monday Radio show, A Coffee with the President.

The initiative has helped reduce infant and mother mortality

dilma rousseff 4These specialists are significantly improving the quality of medical attention in Brazil, said the president, as she recalled that the program, implemented since nearly a year ago, was initially aimed at providing medical coverage to 46 million Brazilians and that the initiative has helped reduce infant and mother mortality.

Along with the service being offered by local and foreign doctors, the government is looking forwards…

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