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Zero tolerance of drugs

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Given the ongoing increase in the production, availability, and consumption of drugs on an international level, Cuba has maintained its policy of zero tolerance when it comes to trafficking, and a focus on prevention within the population.

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Cuba reaches lowest infant mortality rate in its history – four per 1,000 live births

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Maintaining infant mortality rate below five per 1,000 live for the 10th consecutive year is reason enough for Cuba to celebrate. But even more extraordinary is that the country has achieved the lowest rate in its history in 2017, four per 1,000 live births

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Health indicators improve and life expectancy increases

Ministro salud firma convenio

“Behind each number, statistic, are lives saved, the quality of life, happiness and satisfaction of our people, and the commitment to how much more we can do every day,” stated member of the Party Political Bureau and Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, at a ceremony to mark the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, where the principal results of the National Health System over 2017 were presented.

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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.