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National survey on population aging underway

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From November 1st, the National Population Aging Survey, ENEP 2017, has been underway across the country, with the aim of studying this process in Cuba, and covering a range of topics, including sociodemographic and socioeconomic conditions, health, dependence and care, and the networks of family and social support available to individuals who have already reached or are close to retirement age.

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Scientific work by Cuban healthcare sector recognized

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Outstanding individuals and institutions in the field of medical sciences were recognized during the 42nd edition of the Annual Health Prize awarded by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) in honor of contributions made to scientific knowledge, the training of human resources, and illness prevention and treatment.

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Women live longer, but have poorer health

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In an increasingly aging world, the title of this article reflects one of today’s key areas of study. In an attempt to respond to this assertion Granma International spoke with doctor and Professor Jesús Menéndez, specialist at the Longevity, Aging, and Health Research Center (Cited).

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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.

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Breathing new life into Havana’s hospitals

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With the aim of improving the quality of services, two of the capital’s most well known hospitals, the Miguel Enríquez and Salvador Allende, are benefitting from a nationwide investment, repair and maintenance process, ongoing for the last four years.

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Cuba sees 410,000 blood donations so far this year

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Cuba will hold a range of activities June 6-14 in tribute to all those people across the country who have volunteered to donate blood to help save lives. So far this year, the island has received 410,000 donations. Organized by the Public Health system and the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), the

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Heberprot-P arrives in the EU

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A delegation of Cuban health professionals arrived to Slovakia May 24, where they will offer assistance in the application of Heberprot-P, a unique medication developed by the island’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) to treat diabetic foot ulcers, according to a report published on the Cuban Foreign Ministry website.

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Cuba calls for universal health coverage at WHO World Assembly

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“Cuba supports the strengthening of systems geared toward achieving universal health coverage, recognizing that health is a fundamental human right and at the center of public policies for sustainable development,” stated Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuban minister of Public Health, during the World Health Organization’s 70th World Assembly plenary session, taking place at the body’s headquarters in Geneva through May 31.

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Cuba and Kenya sign medical cooperation agreement

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Cuban health authorities announced May 24, the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the island and Kenya, which seeks to establish medical cooperation in the African nation by the end of this year.

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Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

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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.