Cuba commended for training Zambian doctors

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-Foreign Affairs Minister, Effron Lungu, has commended the Cuban government for making it possible for Zambian doctors to train in that country.

Dr Lungu said this in Havanna today when he visited the Latin American School of Medical Sciences where nine Zambian students are currently studying.

He said Zambia still had challenges in the medical field and he has since appealed to Cuba to provide more scholarships in medicine.

Dr Lungu, however, hoped that Zambian students being trained in that country would come back to Zambia upon completion of their studies to contribute to the medical field in the country.

Speaking earlier, Director of Latin American School, Rafael Leon, said the university was officially opened in 1999 with the idea of training doctors with low resources so that upon graduation, they could go back to provide services to their respective countries.