- The government of Cuba agreed in principle to train 40 Ghanaian medical students from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana
- Vice President Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two day official visit to the Caribbean country
- Cuba is one of the countries in the world which has dymistified the training of doctors by making sure the study of medicine is not the preserve of the elite
This follows a proposal by the 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.
The government of Cuba has agreed to offer training to 40 brilliant but needy medical students from the various deprived communities in Ghana.
The medical students will be trained for a year, as part of a special agreement between Cuba and Ghana.
The agreement was facilitated following a proposal by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Daily Graphic reports that Dr. Bawumia made the proposal when he held bilateral talks with the President of Cuba, Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel as part of a two-day official visit to the Caribbean country.
The programme will officially commence next year and is expected to consider gender balance in the selection process.
To this end, there is a proposed selection of 20 males and 20 females to be trained as medical doctors.
Meanwhile, the President of Cuba praised Ghana's efforts to offer medical training to brilliant but needy students from poor communities.
He said the Caribbean country is ready to support this agenda, which he said would help reduce poverty.
According to him, the trained medical doctors will also provide important role models for other children in the deprived communities.
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