Northern Cape MEC for Health celebrates the milestone achievements of producing 33 medical doctors through the RSA-Cuban medical programme

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The Northern Cape MEC for Health, Lebogang Motlhaping, recently celebrated the important milestone achievement reached by the province with the RSA-Cuban medical programme, where 33 medical doctors were produced to service Northern Cape communities.

Out of this 33, there are graduates who hail from deepest far flung rural areas such as Heuningsvlei, Bothitong in John Taolo Gaetsewe,  Delportshoop and Warrenton in Frances Baard, as well as Paballelo in the ZF Mgcawu district.

The Northern Cape Department of Health is a regular participant in the RSA Cuban scholarship rogramme since 2001 in terms of the bilateral agreement entered into between South African and the Cuban government which was signed off by both the late former president, Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro in 1996.

Due to the high demand for medical doctors especially in the poor rural areas, the ministry of the National Department of Health embarked on negotiations with the Cuban government on possibilities of increasing the intake of new medical students annually. Thus, a new agreement was concluded on 25 May 2012.

The production of medical doctors who are imbued with preventative methodological skills will greatly enhance the health system in this province.

NC Department of Health

 

The Northern Cape MEC for Health, Lebogang Motlhaping, recently celebrated the important milestone achievement reached by the province with the RSA-Cuban medical programme, where 33 medical doctors were produced to service Northern Cape communities.

Out of this 33, there are graduates who hail from deepest far flung rural areas such as Heuningsvlei, Bothitong in John Taolo Gaetsewe,  Delportshoop and Warrenton in Frances Baard, as well as Paballelo in the ZF Mgcawu district.

The Northern Cape Department of Health is a regular participant in the RSA Cuban scholarship rogramme since 2001 in terms of the bilateral agreement entered into between South African and the Cuban government which was signed off by both the late former president, Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro in 1996.

Due to the high demand for medical doctors especially in the poor rural areas, the ministry of the National Department of Health embarked on negotiations with the Cuban government on possibilities of increasing the intake of new medical students annually. Thus, a new agreement was concluded on 25 May 2012.

The production of medical doctors who are imbued with preventative methodological skills will greatly enhance the health system in this province.

NC Department of Health