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Cuba to train 40 medical students a year from Zongo and deprived communities

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The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana.

This follows a proposal by Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to the Government of Cuba to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities .

Vice President Dr. Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two day official visit to the Caribbean country.

Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Bawumia holding bilateral talks with the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

According to officials, the program will begin next year.

Gender parity will be ensured in the selection of the students to be trained as medical doctors, with a proposed selection of 20 males and 20 females.

The President of Cuba noted that over the years the government of Cuba has tried to dymistify the training of doctors by making sure the study of medicine is not the preserve of the elite. Cuba has 80,000 doctors as a result.

He lauded Ghana’s efforts to offer medical training to brilliant but needy students from poor communities like the Zongos and inner cities and said that Cuba is ready to support Ghana in achieving its goal.

The training of the doctors and other professionals  from poor communities will not only lift them out of poverty but also provide important role models for other children in the communities.

Vice President Bawumia also witnessed, as part of the visit, the graduation ceremony of 221 newly-trained medical personnel at the University of Medical Sciences, Cuba. Ghanaian Doctor, Ahmed Ayebeng Owusu, was adjudged the overall best foreign student.

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