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New medical services offered in 2018

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Cuba is among countries which provide the broadest access to healthcare, meaning a longer and better quality of life for its citizens, as well as more medical consultations and surgeries, and the application of new diagnostic methods and treatments through a nationwide healthcare system focused on constantly developing and improving knowledge.

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Cuba: No Infant Mortality in Cienaga de Zapata since 2015

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Zero infant and maternal mortality over the past 39 months are today major achievements in the health sector in the municipality of Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp), the largest and best preserved wetlands in the insular Caribbean. The Zapata Swamp, a wild area south of western Matanzas province and 180 kilometers southeast of Havana.

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Cuba Defends Children Rights, UNICEF Says

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Cuba is defending worldwide the promotion and protection of the rights of children, said Maria Cristina Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Perceval talked to Prensa Latina about Cuban achievements after concluding a forum in this capital on children’s right to grow up in a family.

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Santiago de Cuba continues to reduce its infant mortality rate

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Dr. Yofaidy Pérez Medina, a specialist in Pediatrics and head of the Maternal and Child Program of the provincial health directorate of Santiago de Cuba, clearly lists some of the ways in which this territory has consolidated care for its smallest: “Strengthening work in the community and with families, from primary health care onwards, so that they recognize the warning signs on which they should immediately see a doctor.