Africans Express Appreciation for Cuban Health Cooperation

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 25 (acn) Cuba’s cooperation in the field of health, particularly to fight malaria, is highly appreciated in Africa, where over the last few days that help has intensified

The Public Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Victor Makwenge Kaput, recently met in his office with a team of specialists from the Caribbean island’s Labiofam Company, the Web site reported.

These experts will carry out a pilot study in a commune in Kinshasa, the capital, as part of a program to fight that disease.

Malaria is the main cause of the high mother-child immortality rate in the country, as well as other social ills like the high level of labor absenteeism registered,” said the Minister.

The study will be carried out in the community of Kimbaseke, with a population of a little over one million people.

The meeting was broadcast by the Congolese national television, which included an interview with Cuban ambassador Luis Castillo.

For its part, the Daily Graphic, Ghana’s main newspaper, announced that 80 new Cuban professionals will arrive to that nation over the next few months to join the Medical Brigade present in 10 of the country’s regions.

The newspaper reported that the establishment of a factory to make a product for the biological control of larvae in Ghana and another one in Nigeria to speed up the elimination of malaria is under consideration.

Labiofam and the Tanzanian government have also set up new cooperation projects to combat that scourge.

The use of Griselesf and Bactivec, two products obtained by that entity to control vectors, favor the reduction of mortality in people suffering from dengue, malaria and other transmissible diseases in the African continent.

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