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Seychelles Minister Mitcy Larue attends 2012 Health Conference on Primary Health Care in Cuba

Seychelles Minister Mitcy Larue attends 2012 Health Conference on Primary Health Care in Cuba (Forimmediaterelease.net) A three-person delegation from the Seychelles, headed by the Minister of Health, Mitcy Larue, recently went to Cuba on an official visit. Under the invitation of the Public Health Minister of the republic of Cuba, HE Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister Larue was accompanied by Dr. Henry Telemaque, Consultant in Charge of Surgery at the Seychelles Hospital, and Mrs. Lalatiana Accouche, a Diplomatic Attache from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During their visit in Cuba, Minister Larue also attended the “2012 Cuba Health Conference on Primary Health Care” where Dr. Telemaque made a presentation on Health Promotion in the Health Sector.

Minister Larue also had discussions with Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister, where she thanked Dr. Ojeda for the good cooperation between the two countries. The two ministers also discussed the ongoing bilateral cooperation between Cuba and the Seychelles. The Cuban Minister of Public Health has agreed to consider Seychelles’ request for more specialists in the health field as well as nurses. Dr. Ojeda has also confirmed that a multidisciplinary team from Cuba will also be deployed to Seychelles to study the possibility of setting up an Ophthalmology Center here. A consultant will also be in the country early January to assist with the review of the structure of the Ministry of Health.

During the visit to Cuba, Minister Larue and her delegation also visited many health facilities and institutions and were positively impressed with the Cuban health system.

The Minister also had the opportunity to meet with the 14 medical students currently studying in Cuba. Minister Larue congratulated the students and was very satisfied with their performances, which according to their professors, are doing very well.

The Minister for Health also met with the ex-Cuban Ambassador, Hon. Maria Ida Nogales Jimenez.

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