Cuban Ambassador to Kenya Calls on Speaker Lusaka
Cuban Doctors are comfortable and happily contributing to healthcare human capital in Kenya, while learning a lot.
Speaker of the Senate, Rt Hon Kenneth Lusaka heard this, Wednesday when he met the Ambassador of Cuba to Kenya, HE Amb Ernesto Gómez Díaz who called on him at Parliament Buildings.
The Senate Speaker also lauded the cordial relations between the two countries, appreciating Cuba’s efforts in contributing to Kenya’s realization of the Big Four Agenda, specifically the Universal Health Coverage.
“As we work toward affordable healthcare for all, I affirm the Government of Kenya’s commitment to ensuring the safe return of Cuban Doctors who were abducted in Mandera, by suspected Al-shabab militants,” said Speaker Lusaka.
On his part, Amb Díaz noted that Cuba noted that the move not to withdraw Cuban doctors from Kenya after the abduction incident, spoke to the countries’ deep and warm relations and their commitment to better lives of their citizens.
In 2018, Kenya and Cuba entered into an exchange programme agreement that saw 100 specialized medical doctors coming to work in Kenya, as 50 Kenyan doctors moved to Cuba for specialized training.