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Opens its doors XV Health for All Trade Fair and I International Fair of Medical Tourism and Well-being

salud02-580x384Manuel Marrero Cruz, member of the Political Bureau and Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, attended the opening of the meeting, which will serve as an appropriate framework for the exchange of current issues in the commercial, service and technological fields.

Also present were Jorge Luis Broche Lorenzo, member of the secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and head of its Department of Attention to the Social Sector; Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba; Dr. José Angel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health of Cuba and Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization.

“Cuba is a health tourism destination endorsed by the prestige and achievements of Cuban medicine, the expertise, warmth and sensitivity of its professionals,” said the prime minister.

“The history of Cuban medicine shows achievements in rigorous, advanced and innovative work methodologies, procedures and medical protocols for human health,” said Marrero Cruz in the opening remarks of the fair, which has the presence of 118 companies from from 40 markets, 68 national companies, hotel chains and micro, medium and small companies (MSMEs).

Marrero Cruz highlighted the collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Tourism and stated that this fair is here to stay. “We have to systematize it with all the potential that Cuba represents to offer and market health tourism at an international level,” said the prime minister, who pointed out that in the midst of the complex times that the country is experiencing, the high level is satisfactory. participation in this fair.

He commented that the meeting has an extensive program of activities, where more than 150 meetings and exchanges, conferences, panels, presentations and negotiation rounds stand out.

“All the health potential, built up over more than 60 years of training and professional practice, together with scientific and biopharmaceutical development and that achieved by our tourism industry in the country, is fully articulated to provide the best service based on heal and offer the highest quality of life. Cuban public health and the experience of our professionals and the tourist locations that the country presents make a perfect combination for health tourism, aimed at raising people’s quality of life”, he said.

Marrero Cruz highlighted the importance of holding both events, both the Fair and the Convention, after having successfully overcome the covid-19 pandemic.

“There was not a moment when we did not think of Fidel, because his design of the Cuban public health system was the one that allowed us to face a totally unknown disease. Precisely that experience of the Cuban health system, which begins with primary care, which is where people’s lives are really saved, with the constant and systematic care of family doctors,” he said.

“Today great efforts are being made by the Ministry of Public Health to consolidate this primary health system. All the family doctor’s offices are being repaired, almost 12,000 throughout the country, ”he specified,

Likewise, he explained that the confrontation with covid-19 has been studied, since there are processes and protocols that were incorporated and are here to stay.

“We defend that the Cuban health system will always be public.

(By: Lisandra Fariñas Acosta e Ismael Francisco)

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