Kiribati discusses medical training with Cuba

Updated at 12:42 pm on 6 September 2006

The Chairman of the Cuba-Kiribati cooperation committee, Dr Airam Meetai, says Cuba is ready to provide Kiribati with more assistance in the health and medical area.

A first group of ten Cuban doctors is already working in the country's main hospital in the capital, Tarawa, and a joint committee is now discussing a scholarship system that would train Kiribati students in the medical profession.

Dr Meetai says the committee has discussed the entry point and requirements for the scholarship, and it is in its final stages before the requirements are handed over to the national scholarship board to work with.

Most of the local doctors in Kiribati are graduates from the Fiji School of Medicine based in Suva.

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