After 22 years and billions of rand spent, the national Department of Health has taken a decision to downsize its Cuba-South Africa doctor programme, not suspend it for a three-year period, as previously reported, writes the Sunday Tribune.

Although it has been reported that the programme will be terminated for a three- year period, Department of Health representative Gavin Steele is quoted as saying it would continue, but the number of students sent to Cuba for training each year would decrease. “The programme will still be carried out, especially to promote primary health care, which has shown to have great successes when the students return,” said Steele. …more