Havana, Saturday 19 de October de 2019 05:16 am

Cuba and Russia strengthen cooperation in the health sector

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Cuba and Russia strengthen cooperation in the health sectorHAVANA, Cuba, Sep 19 (ACN) Authorities from Cuba and Russia signed bilateral health agreements in Moscow that include agreements in the scientific field, endocrinology, urology, diabetic foot and gynecology, during a day in which were presented in the Expocenter center of the Russian capital of the island's pharmaceutical and biotechnological products.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Marcia Cobas, highlighted the importance of the first Cuba Exhibition in Russia, and the signing of an agreement with a conglomerate of 150 Russian companies, from St. Petersburg, with products in 98 countries.
Cobas said that the agreements signed this Thursday, and one signed on Wednesday with the company Sogas, make it possible to access Russian production equipment needed by health institutions in Cuba.
After pointing out that the exhibition is a priority for the island, given the need to develop and promote cooperation in the field of health between Cuba and Russia, he said that "we have products to offer Russia and that country has products that we need, to which is added the interest in Cuban professionals can work in that nation.
She reported that an agreement will also be signed to expand health tourism for Russian businessmen and workers. "I think that will give Cuba other possibilities in its relations with Russia," she said.
Cobas signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration between the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and the rector of Moscow's First Medical University, Piotor Glibochko.
The day also saw the presentation of the first Health Tourism Fair, which will take place in Cuba from October 20 to 24, 2020, and which Russia will attend as guest of honor.

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