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Trump knows about war, but nothing about solidarity

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President Donald Trump shows no signs of ending his unfounded accusations of Cuba. In a June 20 interview on Telemundo – his first on Spanish language television – he stated, “Do you see what is happening in Venezuela? It’s awful. And do you know who is primarily responsible for the problem? Cuba. They have 25,000 soldiers there.

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Is Diabetes actually the eighth cause of death in Cuba?

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Although the data from the 2018 Statistical Yearbook of Health, place diabetes as the eighth cause of death in Cuba, specialists insist on not losing sight of the fact that this condition constitutes an important risk factor for the diseases currently topping the list.

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Cuban healthcare travels any distance

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“And where are you from?” That was the inevitable greeting in the presence of a young woman, small in statute, but undertaking work of a huge dimension. Her name: Edenys Reyes Galán. She was 27 years old and I met her at the doors of the Los Manacales Popular Medical Office (CMP), in Casacoima, one of the municipalities of Venezuela’s easternmost state, Delta Amacuro.

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Taking advantage of national industry and its potential

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We are going to better consolidate, advance, and defend national industry, import less,” stated Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on May 28, during a Council of Ministers meeting, in which the highest leadership of the Party and government in all provinces and municipalities participated via videoconference, according to reports on the Cuban Presidency’s website.

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For the first time in Cuba, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer

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For the first time in Cuba, the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (INOR) is performing minimally invasive esophagectomy in the lateral-prone position (lying face down and with the head on its side), which not only avoids respiratory complications that often occur when the cancer located in this area of the body is surgically removed

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Cuban medical collaboration: A source of life

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CUBA not only prides itself on having a rate of 8.5 doctors per thousand inhabitants, one of the best in the world, but also because “due to the values of solidarity and humanism that characterize us, from 1963 to the present, 407,000 health professionals have been present in 164 countries on all continents.

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The many child victims of the same killer

Niños

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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“A doctor is only a slave to his humanistic vocation”, letter from a Cuban doctor in Venezuela

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As a health professional trained by the revolution in the teachings of Marti, Che and Fidel, I believe in altruism, humanism and internationalism, which constitute the essence of medical education in my country, applying what the Apostle will express: “Helping those in need is not only part of duty, it is part of happiness”.

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Efforts to secure the release of abducted Cuban doctors continue

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Patients of Assel Herrera and Landy Rodríguez in Kenya, upon hearing the news of the abduction, have expressed their concern and prayers in gestures of gratitude to these two doctors who came to the region despite very challenging material conditions.

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Efficiency: a challenge for the pharmaceutical industry

Diaz en biotecnologia

To ensure stability in the basic supply of medications and reduce shortages, on April 8, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called for greater efforts to replace imports with domestic products and incorporate new ones; diversify markets and meet with export projections; while strengthening the investment process – despite the complex financial context – to increase productive capacity.