The Organization of African Unity was established on May 25, 1963, which became African Union in 2002, and now committed to the implementation of different structures and mechanisms for development.

Although there is a political willingness by many African leaders to seek durable solutions to very old problems, the domain of its economies persists by foreign powers and institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

They condition support to fight poverty and worsen hardships of those nations affected by famine and armed conflicts, regardless the African's right to a just and equitable world.

In that context, Cuba shows respect for that continent and expands ties of collaboration started with the support to the movements of national liberation emerged in the 60s, which contributed to the definitive independence of several States, among them Ethiopia and Angola.

After contributing to freedom and sovereignty, according to those progressive governments, Cuba began supporting the social development of those territories, something denied by their ancient colonies.

The medical mission in Algeria began in the 60s, later in 1975, a Faculty of Medicine was founded in Yemen, centers of this kind were also opened in Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Eritrea and Angola.

Cuban professors developed their university work in health centers and hospitals with a preventive approach, linking student to teaching, attendance and research.

More than 130,000 health specialists have worked in more than 30 African countries, other experts are working in infrastructure construction, sports, education, agriculture and biotechnology.

The last group of Cuban physicians who fought Ebola epidemic in Guinea, in West Africa, recently arrived in Cuba. Those who also worked in Sierra Leone and Liberia previously arrived in the island.

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