Cuban-trained doctors urged to drive change in SA

09 Jul 2019

731 medical doctors have graduated from the programme and are currently employed in various public hospitals around the country.

The rural under-served communities, where the department has always struggled to attract medical practitioners, stand to benefit from this initiative, as the doctors are expected to serve the communities they come from. The new doctors completed five years of medical studies in Cuba and one year of clinical training in the country’s universities