MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (BelMAPO) and the University of Medical Sciences of Havana signed a cooperation agreement during the working visit of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry delegation to the Republic of Cuba, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.
The agreement was signed by the heads of the two educational institutions. The document formalized preliminary arrangements on the exchange of students and the faculty. Prior to the signing of the document, the BelMAPO delegation studied the principles of undergraduate and postgraduate training of doctors at the University of Medical Sciences of Havana.
During the visit to Cuba the Belarusian delegation met with senior officials of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Commission of the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba.
In addition to that, the Belarusian delegation visited the immunology research center of Cuba and agreed on cooperation in prenatal diagnosis, neonatal screening, cancer and diabetes studies. The parties discussed the possibility of using Cuban reagents in various screening projects.
While visiting the Center of Molecular Immunology of Cuba, the BelMAPO representatives agreed on launching joint projects in the field of neurological diseases, ophthalmology, and treatment of burns using stem cell technologies.