A new group of Cuban doctors under the Zimbabwe-Cuba health program has arrived in Zimbabwe to help boost the health sector in this southern African country, ZBC News reported on Thursday.
The program was launched in 2000 to supplement the number of doctors in Zimbabwe's hospitals, at a time when the health sector is bleeding from brain drain.
The latest group of Cuban doctors comprises 64 young men and women trained in the areas of paediatrics, gynaecology, neurology, radiography, forensics, dentistry and general medicine.
Head of the Cuban medical brigade in Zimbabwe Elision Fernandes said the 64 new doctors bring to 136 the total number of Cuban doctors currently deployed in Zimbabwe.
The group is currently on a two-week English language course, after which they will be deployed to provincial, central, and district hospitals throughout Zimbabwe.
The Cuban doctors in Zimbabwe provide a comprehensive program that includes offering health promotion and prevention campaigns to Zimbabwean communities.
This has seen some Cuban doctors working in some remote and rural parts of Zimbabwe where some Zimbabweans experts shun.
Cuban medical practitioners are renowned throughout the world and they have been deployed in various parts of the world including Europe, Asia and Latin America, according to ZBC News.