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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019. 11:55 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Minister of Health, Pablo Marin arrived in Havana, Cuba on June 16, to meet with his counterpart Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda.

They assessed the current state of cooperation and exchanged ideas on how to improve the work programme between both countries.

Marin presented Portal with a special plaque commemorating 28 years of continuous collaboration.

Marin also met with health officials to discuss best practices in primary health care, specialized medical training and accreditation, and intersectoral approaches to mental health, stress management, and the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension which are common to both nations.

Marin expressed Belize’s appreciation for Cuban scholarships in a range of fields including agriculture, education, engineering, sports and medicine.

The Belizean delegation included Pablo Marin, Minister of Health; Dr. George Gough, President of the Medical Council; Ann Matute, Deputy Director of Health Services/Chief Nurse; Deryck Satchwell, Deputy Director of Tertiary and Post-Secondary Education Services; H.E. Lou-Anne Burns Martinez, Ambassador of Belize to Cuba; and Shantal Marin Gonzales, First Secretary, Embassy of Belize in Cuba.

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