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A new milestone in Cuban biotechnology

Fidel biotecnologia

The development of Cuban biotechnology has reached another important milestone with the recent signing of an agreement to establish a Cuba-United States joint venture enterprise to produce and distribute a therapeutic cancer medication.

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Cuban solidarity in Haiti

Haiti medicos cubanos

Cuba responds to recent earthquakes in Haiti, continuing 20 years of medical collaboration. The Cuban medical brigade in Haiti once again provided this people with timely help after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck at 8:11 p.m., October 6, perceptible throughout the country.

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Health and Education on government agenda

Diaz Canel recorrido

Shortly after 3:00pm, yesterday October 18, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, began a two-day working visit in this municipality, accompanied by a government delegation.

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Ottobock-Cuba: A new era in orthopedic technology

Hospital ortopedico

The collaborative alliance between Cuba and the German company Ottobock has allowed for access to knowledge and the transfer of technology, with the purpose of improving the quality of life of Cuban patients via orthopedic technology.

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Technology and sports: A winning formula

Centro biomedical

Used efficiently, technologies applied to any sphere represent an advantage, especially on the path to finding feasible solutions to different problems that, without them, would be unlikely. In sports, technology has made inroads in different areas, with proven achievements in world events.

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Quality services and care must define public health institutions

Servicios salud reuni´´on

It is possible that on occasion insufficient financial resources are available to carry out some efforts, but what can never be lacking in Cuba’s public health institutions is attention to detail in services offered, and care of medical equipment and facilities to prevent their unnecessary deterioration.

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A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane

Bloqueo

When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin to worry. Despite measures adopted by our Civil Defense system to protect human life and material resources, it is well known that the powerful winds and rain show no mercy.

Every natural phenomenon that strikes leaves damage that must be repaired as soon as possible. Thus, some plans are put on hold to free resources for the recovery, and the state cannot move forward as fast as it would like.

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International Delegates’ll Be in BIONAT 2018 in Cuba

ozonoterapia

BIONAT 2018, which will take place from September 3 to 7, under the motto, ‘Science, Nature and Tradition for Life,’ will bring together professionals from Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Curacao, India, the United States, Chile, Norway, Argentina and the host nation, among other States.

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Family medicine in Cuba, an achievement of the Revolution

medico familia

Cuba’s goal to provide medical care to its entire population was the premise that sustained the basic health program established at the community level during the early years of the Revolution. As a result of the continued commitment to this policy, in 2017, a total of 83,534,085 consultations were offered in the 10,851 family doctor’s offices throughout the country.

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Cuba’s exemplary biotechnology research

biofarma

The state enterprise group BioCubaFarma has 393 research projects underway, of which 102 involve biotechnology, and of these a large portion are focused on oncology, as is also reflected in international trends. Of the 101 projects, 76 are innovations with Cuban patents, and 26% of these are the first of their kind, that is their active ingredients are not present in any other medication.