Cuba Politics

Cuban doctors help alleviate Nauru health problems

Posted September 08, 2004 by Dana Garrett in Cuba Politics.

Nauru’s Health Minister says the arrival of 11 Cuban doctors has made a major contribution to the country’s ability to handle serious health problems.

The Cuban Government sent the doctors to Nauru two months ago, following a request made to Cuba’s President Fidel Castro.
Nauru’s Health Minister Kieren Keke, a medical doctor who used to spend half his day at the hospital and the other half in his ministerial office, says the arrival of the Cuban doctors has taken a lot of pressure off the local medical fraternity.
“That’s certainly changed my workload and, I think, the workload of the other local doctors,” he said.

“We were down to three doctors trying to serve a population of over 10,000. So the injection of 11 doctors at once has been received with a lot of thanks.”

Dr Keke says while there has been a few language problems with not many people on Nauru speaking Spanish, communication is gradually improving.

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