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The many child victims of the same killer

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VENEZUELAN boy, Geovanny, and Iraqi, Qasim, never met. The first, aged just six, died when his heart stopped while waiting for a bone marrow transplant to be undertaken in an Italian hospital, through an agreement with the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, PDVSA. Donald Trump’s sanctions against Venezuela, affecting the Bolivarian nation’s accounts in European banks, resulted in the cancellation of the program, and Geovanny’s death.

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Prophesized and fulfilled

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“History will absolve me” is worthy of constant meditation… given the continuity of events that match the words, the announcement, the indication of the future, and the realization of what was said, what was affirmed one day in a narrow room in Santiago de Cuba, following the great happenings of July 26.

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A deep love for the homeland

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Alex López is moved when he recalls leaving the island as a teenager, practically forced by his parents, and insists that his homeland was never far from his thoughts, throughout the 69 years of his life.

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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.

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Why is Cuba developing a new pneumococcal vaccine?

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The mere fact of being able to tell Cuban families that a new, effective and safe Cuban pneumococcal vaccine will soon be available, work on which has been advancing since 2006, is already more than just “good news.” It’s a comforting thought, “after so many years of development of this vaccine candidate, which includes seven serotypes in a single vaccine and, therefore, it is as if we were developing seven vaccines in one.

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The country celebrates its good fortune

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Cuba continues celebrations for another anniversary of the Revolution, a tribute to the hard-working people who have made it possible. After a January 1 when all of Cuba danced, the Ministry of Culture and local institutions announced the continuation of performances by children’s choirs and concert bands.

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Cuba reaches lowest infant mortality rate in its history – four per 1,000 live births

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Maintaining infant mortality rate below five per 1,000 live for the 10th consecutive year is reason enough for Cuba to celebrate. But even more extraordinary is that the country has achieved the lowest rate in its history in 2017, four per 1,000 live births

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Health indicators improve and life expectancy increases

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“Behind each number, statistic, are lives saved, the quality of life, happiness and satisfaction of our people, and the commitment to how much more we can do every day,” stated member of the Party Political Bureau and Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, at a ceremony to mark the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, where the principal results of the National Health System over 2017 were presented.

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Unicef: Cuba among the few countries supporting healthy brain development in children

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Cuba is one of 15 countries recognized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) with three essential policies to support young children’s healthy brain development, according to a report by the organization, published September 21.

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Social security in Cuba, a civil right

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There are currently around two million people 60 years of age or older in Cuba. Statistics from the latest Population and Housing Census show that the island is set to have the oldest population in Latin America by 2025.