Brazil says it has covered 84% of vacancies left by the Cuban doctors


Source: MercoPress


As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the Brazilian far-right president-elect, the health ministry of the country said nearly 84% of the resulting vacancies had already been filled.

 The first of thousands of Cuban doctors left Brazil on Thursday after criticism by incoming President Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba's government to sever a cooperation agreement.

In a press release issued on Friday, the health ministry said it had managed in three days to procure 19,994 Brazilian doctors to take the Cubans' places, often in poor, rural areas.



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LINK:
http://en.mercopress.com/2018/11/24/brazil-says-it-has-covered-84-of-vacancies-left-by-the-cuban-doctors


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