Ecuador graduates 1500 community health care assistants with help from Cuba brigade

Posted on January 3, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, Social Issues reported the graduates are community leaders and were picked by their own community to be part of the program.

Over 1,500 community health care assistants graduated in Ecuador on Wednesday in collaboration with the Cuban medical brigade.

Following a two-year training by Cuban medical professionals, the 1518 Ecuadorean graduates will work to promote health and prevent illnesses in their own communities, state news agency Andes reported.

“They will be the representatives of public health in their communities, their duty is to interact with the people, identify risks and help raise the population’s quality of life,” said professor Caridad Guardado, who along with other Cuban colleagues participated in training the students. Read Article

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