Published On: Thu, Feb 18th, 2016

Cuba resumes medical cooperation with Bahamas

brigada-medica-cubanaHAVANA, Cuba - A brigade of 18 Cuban health professionals arrived on Tuesday in The Bahamas to resume medical cooperation with that Caribbean country after the conclusion there of "Operation Miracle" almost a decade ago.

According to a note by the Cuban ministry of foreign affairs, the physicians will offer their services in different Bahamian public hospitals, mainly in the capital Nassau and in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Upon arrival at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport, the Cuban medical staff was warmly welcomed by the Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas, Ismara Vargas, as well as by other members of the Cuban diplomatic mission and executives of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).

The director of the PHA, Herbert H. Brown, expressed his satisfaction at having Cuban physicians working in The Bahamas and the high expectations for the work they will carry out.

On December 21, 2015, in Nassau, Cuba and The Bahamas signed a health cooperation agreement, which has now materialized with the arrival of the first 18 physicians, a figure expected to increase before the end of this month.

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