The Brazilian government is studying ways to regulate the stay of Cuban doctors interested in continuing to work in Brazil. The move is said to be in line with the efforts to strengthen public health services.
The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) confirmed that 1,307 Cuban doctors from the More Doctors program have left Brazil for Cuba. Seven flights were reported to have been chartered and more are expected to come in the coming days.
Brazil’s Health Ministry will extend the application period for the country’s More Doctors program—originally slated to end next Sunday (Nov. 25). The announcement was made Thursday (22) by Minister Gilberto Occhi.