The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan expressed her condolences
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan expressed her condolences on the death of the Historic Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz.
Geneva, November 30, 2016. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, extended on behalf of this International Organization her deepest condolences to the family, people and government of Cuba at the wake of the decease of the Cuban leader.
In the letter sent to the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Dr. Chan recalled the important legacy left by Fidel Castro as a health leader, indicating that the achievements of Cuba in public health, science and biotechnology are a testament to his commitment to improve the health and well-being of the people of Cuba and of the world.
In the letter, Dr. Chan recalled that in 2009, at the beginning of her tenure as Director-General of WHO, she personally met the Commander-in-Chief and how he discussed with her team on Cuban initiatives to care for people with disabilities and the contribution of Cuban health personnel to help countries around the world. She acknowledged his leadership on issues at the forefront of the global health agenda, in particular universal health coverage and international medical cooperation, ensuring that his legacy continues and will endure.
Permanent Mission of Cuba to Geneva