GRANMA: President of African Union Commission thanks Cuba

Oct 2, 2015 by

GRANMA: President of African Union Commission thanks Cuba

 

Dlamini-Zuma stated that efforts are being carried out to create Ebola control centers in the five regions which make up the African continent

 

Author: Laura Prada

October 2, 2015 10:10:22

 

I would like to thank Cuba and its health professionals, because it was a great comfort when we heard in the United Nations that you were going to send doctors; this gave us hope, because we knew that we were going to overcome the situation, stated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, president of the African Union (AU) Commission during a visit to the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) on October 1.

We are very pleased to be able to meet some of the health workers who were on the front line of battle, she said.

The AU representative was received at the institution by the First Deputy Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal, who explained that the Ebola outbreak demonstrated that the world is not prepared to respond to these types of epidemics with the necessary speed, and that work must continue to combat them. He also reiterated that Africa can always count on the support of Cuba.

Dlamini-Zuma stated that efforts are underway to build control centers for these types of epidemics in the five regions which make up the continent of Africa (North, South, East, West and Central), “and we need to learn from their experiences,” she noted.

During her visit, Dla­mi­ni-Zuma held a conference entitled Africa 2063 Agenda: the continental vision and its relationship with the world, in the Raúl Roa Institute of International Relations.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will also take part in other activities during her official visit, including a meeting with African students at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), as well as renew the Memorandum of Understanding between the AU and Cuba.

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