Cuba Withdraws its Doctors from Brazil’s Mais Medicos Program

New conditions for Cuban doctors to work in Brazil include an exam to renew their medical license, that they receive the entire salary paid and authorization to bring their families to live with them.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cuba’s Public Health Ministry announced Wednesday that it will not continue in the Mais Medicos (More Doctors) Program, due to the requirements announced by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro for Cuban professionals. Cuban officials said the incoming administration's conditions were derogatory and questioned the preparation of Cuban doctors.

"The changes announced impose unacceptable conditions and disagree with the guarantees established since the beginning of the program,” read a statement issued by the Cuban ministry.

Brazil’s president-elect responded that the conditions announced, which include an exam to renew . . .

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