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UN Praises Cuba’s Advances in Fighting HIV/AIDS

By on February 19, 2016

SAN JUAN – The United Nations (UN) representative to Equatorial Guinea for the joint HIV/Aids program UNAIDS, Jeanne Seck, praised Cuba’s advances in the attention, prevention and fight against HIV/Aids, which has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations and agencies.

Speck met with the Cuban ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Pedro Doña Santana, and expressed her interest in developing a joint program with the African country’s government that could benefit from the Cuban experience battling the virus.

The UN official also highlighted the potential of Cuban health professionals, who she said are “highly trained” on how to prevent and battle AIDS, a disease that continues to be a world health threat and against which greater international research and collaboration is needed.

The Cuban ambassador reiterated the country’s commitment to help “our African brothers” as the island recently did in the case of the Ebola virus outbreak.

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