The Ambassador of Cuba in Mongolia, Jorge Ferrer, paid a courtesy visit today to the Minister of Health, Dr. Enkhbold Sereejav, who was accompanied by Ms. Yanjmaa Binderiya, Head of the International Cooperation Division of that portfolio.
Both parties reviewed the state of bilateral relations in the health sector. The registration and application of Cuban drugs such as Vidatox against cancer and Heberprot P, effective in avoiding 90% of diabetic foot amputations, are highlighted. The diplomat evoked the benefits of Heberprot P by avoiding costly surgical techniques, disability and high public spending on social assistance for disabilities.
The two interlocutors also spoke on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Health of both countries, signed in 2021. They also exchanged information on the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures to successfully control it in their respective countries.
The Ambassador invited the Mongolian health authorities and institutions to participate in the next international health conferences and fairs that will take place in Cuba this year: BioHabana 2022 from April 25 to 29, as well as the International Convention Cuba-Health 2022 and the International Fair “Health for all” from October 17 to 21. The health minister thanked for the invitation and affirmed that his country will be represented at the Cuba-Salud 2022 events in October.
The Mongolian Minister reiterated his gratitude to Cuba for granting scholarships for the training of professionals from his country, particularly doctors and dentists. Likewise, he praised the high qualification of the graduates on the Island. Since 1963 Cuba awards yearly a number of scholarships for Mongolian students in Cuban universities, where around 150 professionals of this nation have graduated in different specialties.