The delegate of Cuba, Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda, shared with participants at the 52nd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) information on the collaboration his country has provided in the area of health over the last few years. He noted that 134,000 persons had worked in 108 countries of the world, oftentimes in geographical remote and isolated areas. As of August of this year, Cuba had more than 40,000 collaborators in 60 countries of the world, of which 15,539 were physicians.
Portal Miranda clarified that much of this work has been carried out with PAHO’s support and since 2008, 16 cooperation projects had been carried out with countries in the Region of the Americas. “We have no doubt that by globalizing solidarity we can contribute even more effectively,” he said. “Together, we can sow solidarity and offer a helping hand, and we will be spreading health for all.”