Cuba in Botswana

Cuba and Botswana sign agreement in health

Cuba and Botswana signed this Friday, May 8th, a new agreement that gives continuity and strengthen the historical ties of medical cooperation of the Caribbean island with the African nation.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba and the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Botswana was concluded by HE the Ambassador Patricia Pego Guerra and the Hon. Minister Dr. Lemogang Kwape, in a ceremony held at the Ministry, in Gaborone.

Speech of Cuban Ambassador to Botswana at signing ceremony of Agreement in Health, May 8th 2020.

Honourable Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Lemogang Kwape.

Assistant Minister, Honourable Sethomo Lelatisitswe.

Esteemed Permanent Secretary and Deputy Permanent Secretaries.

Dear officers and staff members of the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Esteemed Tebelelo Boang, Director of Europe and Americas, of the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation.

Dear members of the media, here present.

Cuban Doctor in Botswana, certainly a valued member of the multi - disciplinary Diabetes team.

With this phrase Dr. Aderonke Oyewo, head of the Diabetes Clinic of Block 6, in Gaborone, synthesized her opinion when asked about one of the Cuban doctors working under her supervision, since May 2016, as part of the intergovernmental agreement in force between Botswana and Cuba.

He is Dr. Bruno Díaz Luis, an Internal Medicine Specialist, one the thousands Cuban health professionals, members of the renown “Army of White Coats”,  that work at this moment in 61 countries of Africa, Middle East, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Asia and Oceania.

Letter to Cuba, from a friend in Botswana, amidst Covid-19.

Dear Cuba 

At a time when the world needs more socialist solidarity and unity, it’s only right that you demonstrate what you have always been.

You have always been kind, glorious and gracious.

To be the “Doctors of the World” requires love, patience and understanding.

That, you have always been.

You have always been a friend to many and you are now taking the pandemic head one to save many. To each of the medical people from CUBA, “THANK YOU”!

Saving African continent is saving my brothers and sisters.

Thank you

Kenneth Setimela 

Cuban Medical Team already in South Africa

A group of Cuban health professionals is already in Pretoria, to be deployed soon all over South Africa, in support to the fight against Covid-19, as a sample of international solidarity among peoples.