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Gonsalves urges US to match Cuba’s health aid to poorer countries


(iWitness News) Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says the United States should support a programme similar to the one under which Cuban healthcare professionals provide services to countries in need.

Speaking Sunday as he addressed a joint event with President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel who ends a three-day official visit to SVG today, Gonsalves called on the United States to stop saying that Cuban health care professionals dispatched on such missions are victim of human trafficking.

He further said it would be equally absurd if Havana were to say that U.S. professionals who provide healthcare to developing countries as part of NGOs are victims of human trafficking.

Speaking at the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre in Georgetown, a public facility built by Cuba and offering advanced health care, Gonsalves called on anti-Cuban US citizens to “leave Cuba alone in its internationalist humanitarian mission”.

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