Studying medicine in Cuba has its benefits: SA doc

South Africa

Saturday 30 August 2014 – 12:28pm

APPELSBOSCH, KZN – A KwaZulu-Natal doctor who received medical training in Cuba believes there’s a lot South Africa can learn from the Caribbean nation.

Mandla Mvelase spent six years in Cuba, honing his skills as a medical practitioner.

It’s part of the South African-Cuban Medical Training Programme, initiated in 1998, to tackle the dwindling number of medical doctors in the public health sector.

eNCA reporter Judith Subban has more on this story. Watch in the gallery.