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Cuba, Vietnam Favor More Cooperation between Vaccine Producers

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The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) in Cuba and its Vietnamese counterpart, Vabiotech, signed a memorandum of understanding in this capital to boost cooperation relations. The document establishes the access to new technologies and products in an advanced stage as a key aspect, as well as new markets and possibilities of development, IFV Deputy Director Yury Valdes told Prensa Latina.

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A Revolution made with love

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Twenty-two adolescents at the Solidarity with Panama special education school celebrated their 15th birthdays last night with a very special guest: Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz. Few dates in the life of a young person are more fondly remembered than a fifteenth birthday party. The white dress, the waltz, the flowers, the photos, the nerves, the company of one’s parents and the first love… and of course the toast.

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Bolivian Minister of Health Highlights Work of Cuban Docs

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The Bolivian Minister of Health, Ariana Campero, highlighted ‘the altruistic work’ of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in the Andean-Amazonian country, with special stress on the health fairs that are held throughout the national territory.

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New medical services offered in 2018

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Cuba is among countries which provide the broadest access to healthcare, meaning a longer and better quality of life for its citizens, as well as more medical consultations and surgeries, and the application of new diagnostic methods and treatments through a nationwide healthcare system focused on constantly developing and improving knowledge.

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Heberprot-P, a revolutionary treatment brings hope

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The use of the medication Heberprot-P with some 290,000 patients, in twenty countries, has demonstrated the possibility of ensuring the healing of open wounds, ischemic ulcers, and those caused by diabetic foot disease, increasing the formation of granulation tissue, and thus reducing the need for amputation.

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Cuba: No Infant Mortality in Cienaga de Zapata since 2015

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Zero infant and maternal mortality over the past 39 months are today major achievements in the health sector in the municipality of Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp), the largest and best preserved wetlands in the insular Caribbean. The Zapata Swamp, a wild area south of western Matanzas province and 180 kilometers southeast of Havana.

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Over 80 Countries to Attend Health Conference and Fair in Cuba

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Experts from 83 countries will participate in the International Conference Cuba Salud 2018, to be held from April 23rd to 27th at the Havana”s Conference Center, said organizers today. The event, which will also be attended by 44 ministers of this field, is outlined as a forum for scientific discussion to exhibit progress and challenges in issues such as quality of care, international cooperation, medical training and comprehensive health care.

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Cuba Reiterates Zero Tolerance Policy on Drugs

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Cuba reiterated its firm position regarding its zero-tolerance drug policy and the prevalence in the country of comprehensive strategies to achieve a balance between preventive and confrontational actions. Antonio Israel Ybarra Suarez, head of the Cuban delegation to the 61st session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), congratulated himself at the plenary session

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Cuba to Host International Meeting on History, Art and Medicine

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Health curiosities and their links with history and art will be the main topics of the international colloquium Histarmed, which will bring together researchers from some 10 countries in Latin America and Europe, said organizers today. Specialists from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy, as well as the host country Cuba, will participate in Histarmed, organized by the Medical Sciences University of Havana, from March 8th.

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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.