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U.S. crusade against Cuban international medical cooperation

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As MINREX warned in a statement released August 29, 2019, the United States government has, since last year, been waging an intense, offensive campaign against the medical collaboration Cuba provides, along with threats of sanctions against Cuban leaders and pressure on recipient states to end such cooperation.

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Ambassadors of love, peace and life

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Our doctors understand that their daily contribution to the quality of life of their own people, and other peoples of the world, is the best way to honor their homeland, the history that has preceded them, and Fidel. Their souls are as clean as their white lab coats. Who could cast doubt? Their generosity knows no borders in an incessant battle for life, regardless of class differences and racial distinctions, asking only for renewed hope in exchange.

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No one can erase Cuba’s loving contribution in Bolivia and Ecuador

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These past few days, doctors lending their services in Bolivia and Ecuador have returned to the homeland, leaving behind their patients, families with few resources, but very grateful to those who treated their ailments, living as neighbors in their communities.

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Cuban Ministry of Public Health withdraws collaborators from Ecuador, while reiterating willingness to continue supporting the country

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The government of the Republic of Ecuador has reported the decision to terminate, and not renew, six collaboration agreements signed with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health. Cuban medical cooperation in Ecuador began in 1992. In June of 2006, a cooperation agreement was signed for the launching of “Operation Miracle,” with the participation of 153 professional collaborators. Through this program 168,543 surgeries were performed, including 4,609 to remove cataracts, and 118,575 for pterygium.In January of 2009, on the occasion of an official visit by then President Rafael Correa Delgado, the Framework Agreement on Cooperation in Health between the two governments was signed.

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Key address by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of Republic of Cuba at de inauguration of Latin American School of Medicine

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The idea of a comprehensive health program and a Latin American School of Medicine was born after two devastating hurricanes battered the Caribbean and Central American region causing an impressive number of deaths and incalculable material damages. Two of the poorest nations in the hemisphere were among those affected.

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ELAM: 20 years true to Fidel’s humanist thought

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Cuba’s President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, presided the 20th anniversary celebration of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which he described as “a visionary project founded to improve the quality of life of those who were born and died without having the opportunity to see a doctor.”

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There should be no barriers to scientific cooperation between Cuba and the United States

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The blockade of Cuba is anachronistic and must cease, said Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, a renowned U.S. cardiologist participating in the International Cardiology Congress, Cardiovilla 2019, which took place in Cayo Santa María, who added that no there should be no barriers to collaboration between Cuban scientists and those of the United States.

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There should be no barriers to scientific cooperation between Cuba and the United States

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The blockade of Cuba is anachronistic and must cease, said Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, a renowned U.S. cardiologist participating in the International Cardiology Congress, Cardiovilla 2019, which took place in Cayo Santa María, who added that no there should be no barriers to collaboration between Cuban scientists and those of the United States.

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Six decades of aggression toward Cuba

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On his bed in the intensive care unit of Pepe Portilla Pediatric Hospital, where he has lived the last two years and seven months, King Dennys Santiesteban shows me his collection of toy dinosaurs.
He assures me that the fiercest is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and that there are really big ones that they only eat grass. At six, he tells me that he already knows how to read and write, thanks to the dedication of his grandmother and the doctors who care for him day and night, but admits that his greatest wish is to return home.

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Cuba maintains low infant mortality rate due to congenital defects

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Maintaining the country’s infant mortality rate due to congenital defects at the historical low of 0.8 per thousand live births, for three consecutive years, is one of the accomplishments that brings the most pride to workers at the National Center for Medical Genetics.