Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Monday, July 14, Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), during their visit to Cuba to attend the inauguration of the new Centre of State Control of Medicines, Medical Equipment and Devices; and National Coordinating Centre of Clinical Trails, headquarters.
During the fraternal meeting, they discussed aspects relating to the WHO 67th World Health Assembly, held May 2014, in Geneva and presided by Cuba; The Millennium Development Goals; the post 2015 development agenda, as well as, global health coverage. They also talked about the collaboration Cuba offers to other countries, human resource training and the global health situation, in particular in the Americas.
Chan and Etienne were accompanied by José Luis di Fabio, representative of the WHO-PAHO in Cuba, José Ramón Machado Ventura, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Public Health.
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