Cuba becomes member of the International Health Organization

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 March 2006

Primary health care record recognised

Havana, March 8 (CNA) The World Organization of General and Family Doctors announced on Tuesday Cuba's incorporation due to the island's results in Primary Health Assistance.

Adolfo Rubinstein, President for the Ibero American region of the international institution said made the announcement during his intervention in the 9th International Seminar on Primary Health Assistance underway in Havana's Convention Center with the participation of 1 000 delegates from 22 nations.

The contribution, of which the island can extend them to other nations to increase the quality of life of the population, endorses this recognition without Cuba having to request its membership, said the expert.

He pointed out that the 1st Congress of the WONCA-Ibero America which will be held in Buenos Aires, the island will show its experiences in family medicine, example for Latin America and the Caribbean in Health for All.

With over 20 years of experience, the WONCA, made up by 105 countries, is divided into regions of Europe, Pacific Asia, Africa, North America and Ibero America.

This organization promotes the universal coverage and access to the basic health services in the values of family medicine.

This forum, which will run until Friday, will discuss the excellence and quality of primary health, development of the sector in the world and the formation of human resources among other issues.

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