Articles of Health

News »

Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

Cuba Caribe medicos

Cuba’s ability to promote sustainable development was recently recognized by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC. Diane Quarless, director of the organization, commented that Cuba is in the vanguard of economic thought and development efforts in the region.

News »

Henry Reeve Contingent to receive award from the World Health Organization

Brigada H Reeve

Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disasters and Serious Epidemics will be awarded the Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health by the World Health Organization (WHO) this May 26, in recognition of its solidarity work and outstanding contribution to public health.

News »

Repairs to the Fructuoso Rodríguez Orthopedic Teaching Hospital

Hospital Fructuoso

The Fructuoso Rodríguez Orthopedic Teaching Hospital, the first of its kind in Cuba, is currently undergoing an ambitious repair and maintenance program, which includes the entire physical plant and the patrimonial values of the center.

News »

Chronic non-communicable diseases remain the leading cause of death in Cuba

Tabaco salud

“The mortality rate due to chronic non-communicable diseases is the highest, with 731.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants,” states the Health Statistics Yearbook, in its 45th edition, with updated information until 2016, and recently published by the Directorate of Medical Records and Health Statistics of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

News »

Work of Cuban medical brigade in Peru praised

Medicos cubanos  Perú

The officials highlighted the hard work, professionalism and dedication of the 23 Cuban health collaborators who every day treat hundreds of people affected by the natural disaster, which has resulted in the death of 107 persons in different regions across the country.

News »

Increasing business opportunities

Cuba salud

Since 2014, Cuba has emphasized that its economic development largely depends on increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate, which over the last decade has been steady at around 2%, almost half of the Latin American average over the same period. Analysis of international experiences demonstrates that economic progress requires a sustained growth rate

News »

Cuban doctors in Peru: A work of altruism

Brigada medica Peru

“We are ready and willing to overcome any adversity,” stated Dr. Ricardo Martínez Llizo, a member of the 23rd Brigade of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, currently providing services in Peru, while speaking to Granma International.

News »

La Pradera: Restoring body and mind

La pradera

The intensive, comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and adults offered to visitors from abroad, are the central focus of the La Pradera International Health Center, located west of Havana, specializing in supporting patients recovering from neurological damage, heart attacks, orthopedic problems, and hearing or language disorders, among other health issues.

News »

Raúl receives Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran

Raul ministro educacion salud Iran

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on February 15, His Excellency Seyed Hasán Ghazizadeh Hashemi, minister of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who delivered a message to the Cuban leader on behalf of the Iranian President, Hasán Rouhaní.

News »

A promise kept

medicos cubanos Timor Leste

When Fidel Castro extended his hand to then Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mari bim Amude Alkatiri, promising that Cuba would help train 1,000 health professionals from that country, free of charge, who would go on to serve their people, Isabel de Jesús Amaral never imagined she would have the opportunity to become