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Pakistan: Cubans doctors treated 600,000 quake victims

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Cuban doctors have treated 600,000 quake affectees including women at tent hospitals in quake hit areas since October 8. Members of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade are also helping to train Pakistani medicine students, Cuban National News Agency AIN reported.

The team coordinator, Professor Jose Menendez, delivered a lecture on "Health under conditions of natural disasters at the Islamic International Medical College.

Menendez extolled the work of the Henry Reeve brigade in Pakistan, following the earthquake of October 8, and the Cuban experience to cope with hurricanes frequently hitting the small Caribbean island.

Cuban physicians will also teach about issues related to primary medical care, infectious diseases, the Maternal-Infant Program, chronic non-transmissible diseases and community approach.