Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan
Cuban Medical Doctors Arrive Wednesday
MONROVIA, October 21 (LINA) - A 52-man Cuban Medical Team arrives in Liberia on Wednesday, October 22, to join the fight against the Ebola virus, the Liberian Foreign Ministry has announced.
They include Epidemiologists, Intensive Care doctors, General Practitioners, and Surgeons. Others are Pediatricians, Intensive Care Nurses, Anesthetist and Licensed Nurses.
A Foreign Ministry release said the Cuban envoy accredited to Liberia, Ambassador Jorge Fernando Lefebre Nicolas made the disclosure Monday when he paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Nicolas said the arrival of the Cuban Medical Experts signifies his government's strong solidarity with Liberia and is geared also towards enhancing existing ties between both countries.
He acknowledged that it is the beginning of cementing cooperation with Liberia especially in the medical field.
The Cuban doctors are expected to be assigned to the newly-constructed ETU at the unfinished Defense Ministry facility in Congo Town.
The Cuban Ambassador further disclosed that discussions are ongoing with
Latin American Countries to respond to the Ebola Fight.
Responding, Minister Ngafuan expressed delight over the coming of the Cuban medical doctors to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
The Minister said he is hoping that the Cuban doctors will not only be here to fight Ebola but also help in strengthening the health sector as it relates to training and deployment of personnel to assist in critical areas of need in Liberia’s health sector.
Minister Ngafuan on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government and People of Liberia then extended profuse thanks and best wishes to the President, Government and People of Cuba for their assistance to Liberia as the country goes through this difficult health crisis.