Cuba, Apr 24 – The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), this Monday afternoon, both of whom are participating in the “Cuba Salud 2018” (Cuba Health) International Convention and the “Salud para Todos 2018” (Health for All) Fair, taking place in Havana.
In a cordial atmosphere, they exchanged on the productive ties that Cuba maintains with both organizations. In addition, they agreed to highlight, as an example of collaboration, the successful experience in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The Cuban President reiterated that the island will continue to develop relations with WHO and PAHO.
The distinguished visitors praised the organization of the two health events that began their sessions April 23. In reiterating the congratulations to President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez for his recent election, they asked him to convey warm greetings to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.
The meeting was also attended by Cristián R. Morales Fuhrimann, PAHO/WHO representative to Cuba.
Participating on the Cuban side were José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and Minister of Public Health and a Vice President of the Council of State, Roberto Morales Ojeda.(Granma)