The visit by Cuban health professionals, the source said, conforms to the partnership agreements signed in June 2013 between the Republic of Congo and Cuba in the area of health, with a view of reinforcing Congolese national health system.
These Cuban health professionals will work in 12 general hospitals in Congo’s 12 regions.
Meanwhile, 2,000 Congolese medical students are currently in Cuba receiving training under the same agreement.
For several decades, the Republic of Congo has been experiencing a deficit of health professionals.
The deficit has seriously affected treatment of patients and is the cause of a high death rate in the country. Enditem