Cuba, Venezuela offer medial assistance to other countries
Campaign News | Monday, 9 May 2005
Miracle mission to save the sight of thousands
Havana May 9 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on May 8 said that his country and Cuba will carry out a programme entitled "Mision Milagro" (Miracle Mission) with the aim of bringing light to the poor people with eye diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
According to the programme, the patients with eye diseases will be sent to Caracas in Venezuela for consultations and then to Cuba for treatment. Thousands of Venezuelan patients with eye diseases have already been sent to Cuba for treatment.
The "Mision Milagro" is one of 41 agreements signed between Venezuela and Cuba when President Chavez visited Cuba in late April this year. These agreements aimed to increase cooperation and exchanges between the two countries as well as with other countries in the region.