SA-Cuban Doctor Training Programme On Hold

SA-Cuban Doctor Training Programme On Hold

Business Day. A question mark hangs over the future of SA’s massive programme for training medical students in Cuba, which will see about 700 fifth-year students returning home in July to complete the last leg of their training. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Business Day the programme was so large it was a headache for both countries and a decision had been taken in the National Health Council to scale it back temporarily. The programme would lapse for three years to relieve pressure on the system but would not stop entirely, he said. Full report here.

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