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Monday, February 16, 2009

Cuban Health Official Lauds Co-Op with Ecuador

Quito, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Health Vice Minister Marcia Cobas Ruiz was optimistic with the boost of Cuban aid to Ecuadorian disabled and diseases linked to catastrophes.

In closing the Ecuadorian-Cuban Investigation Workshop and attention to the physically impaired, Cobas voiced satisfaction with the guests' active involvement.

The Cuban official called the four-day meeting first step towards fruitful bilateral work in favor of people, among other, with motor and hearing impairment and invalid.

More than 100 professionals of Ecuadorian ministries working social affairs, members of private institutions and others linked to impaired people learnt of Cuba's experience and methods.

Debates and exposition by Cuban specialists stressed on the social framework of the Cuban health model.

Thorough attention deserved a display on genetic development in Cuba and possible enforcement of several such initiatives in Ecuador.

The Cuban health official and physicians also met with directors and chiefs of service in this capital interested in Cuban treatment and rehab programs.

Cobas and her delegation are expected to visit Cotopaxi and Chimborazo provinces, in la Sierra, to asses the work of foundations assisting physically impaired.

They will also asses Guayas province from Monday to establish the possibilities to develop a pilot research on impairment.

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