Cuba to Boost Uganda’s Healthcare

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Visiting Cuban Vice president has said his country is keen on reactivating its historic ties with Uganda and help boost Uganda’s healthcare and university education.

Mr Salvador Valdes Mesa, who paid a visit to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament on Wednesday, said: “Cuba will continue to support Uganda through human resource training at several Uganda universities. Healthcare is one of the key areas that will form part of our cooperation.”

The Vice President said there was opportunity for Uganda to tap into unique methods the Cuban government has used to eradicate illiteracy.

“Other than the scientific innovations that have seen Cuba produce unique medicines to cure diabetes hepatitis B and meningitis, Cuba has also used cost-effective and very efficient methods to educate its population,” he added.

Source: Daily Monitor (link opens in a new window)