Cuban Medical Brigade in Guyana receives recognition from PAHO/WHO and the Guyanese Ministry of Public Health

GUYANA, May 18, 2016. The Office of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health of Guyana acknowledged and honoured the Cuban Medical Brigade for its outstanding contribution and whose leadership has contributed to the improvement of the well-being of persons living in Guyana between 1966 to 2016.

At the ceremony held on the occasion of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Guyanese Independence on May 26 a special printed edition on the progress of public health was launched together with a photo gallery related to the half-century elapsed and some personalities who contributed to the progress achieved were also awarded.
The event was attended by the President of Guyana, David Arthur Granger, Prime Minister Moses V. Nagamootoo, the Minister of Health, Doctor George Norton, other Cabinet members, parliamentarians, members of the diplomatic corps, Doctor William Adu-Krow, representative of PAHO/WHO Office in Guyana and his team, among other officials and workers of the local system of public health.

At the time of handing in the plate and medal of recognition, received by Dr. Midalys Otero Hernández, current Chief of the Brigade, the presenter spoke about the relevant performance of Cuban medical cooperation during four uninterrupted decades by means of the Integral Health Program and Operation Miracle, as well as its contribution to the training of more than 750 Guyanese doctors and health professionals all beneficiaries of the scholarship program offered by Cuba.
It was an honour and recognition to all Cuban health collaborators who have been in this Mission and all those who have helped to make this possible; to solidarity, to internationalism and humanism bastions of our Revolution and a special tribute to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz on his 90th birthday.