East London, November 17, 2023 - The Head of the Cuban Medical Brigade in South Africa, Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, accompanied by Dr. Victor Figueroa Velar, participated in the South African Primary Health Care Conference, which is in session for three days in the city of East London, Eastern Cape province.
On the third day of the conference, the Plenary Session was dedicated to the Fidel Castro - Nelson Mandela Medical Programme. The session was chaired by Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Deputy Minister of Health and led by the Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Department of Health, Dr. Percy Mahlathi, who welcomed the presence of Cuba.
Dr. Victor Figueroa delivered a lecture in which he described the Cuban experience in this specific field, while highlighting the effects of the blockade to which we are subjected and yet we struggle to maintain health indicators.
Dr. Mahlathi closed the programme by highlighting the historical collaboration between the two countries and the positive experiences learned from Cuba.
(Cuban Embassy in South Africa)