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Díaz-Canel visits new packaging plant

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Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Durante visited a new packaging plant outside the provincial capital of Pinar del Río, where the latest technology is been installed to manufacture foldable boxes. Destined to primarily serve the pharmaceutical industry, the plant should begin operations in the second half of 2016, and will subsequently be expanded.

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Cuba Shows Significant Progress in Hunger Reduction

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Despite Washington”s economic blockade of Cuba, this country is currently among the 16 nations that have succeeded in reducing hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean a region with significant progress in fighting that scourge. Among those efforts, the island reached in advance the goal established in the First World Summit on Food, held in 1996, of reducing in half the number of malnourished people before 2015.

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Salvadorian President Highlights Scientific Exchange with Cuba

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Salvadorian President Salvador Sánchez Cerén highlighted here today the importance of exchanges with Cuba in the field of science and technology, which will contribute to improve the quality of life and heath care in his country. In a tour of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Sanchez Ceren knew first hand the existing opportunities for cooperation with the recently created Group of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutic Industries of Cuba, BioCubaFarma, grouping 32 firms and 78 plants.

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Life expectancy: 78.45 years

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At the end of the period 2011-2013, the Cuban population’s life expectancy was 78.45 years, placing the island among the top 25 nations registering the highest figure in this human development indicator.
Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga MSc. director of the National Office of Statistics and Information’s (ONEI) Center for Population and Development Studies (Cepde), stated to Granma that the cited figure represents a 0.48 increase in comparison to the period 2005-2007, which registered an average of 77.97 years. A rise in the life expectancy of both sexes was recorded in all provinces.

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Int”l Seminar on Longevity Ends in Havana

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A roundtable discussion on cognitive deterioration in elderly population marked today the beginning of the last day of the 13th International Seminar on Longevity at this capital”s Conference Center. Free issues linked to the social support of people who care the elderly, Alzheimer’s risk factors, the promotion of active aging, and the challenge to achieve a good health in the elderly will be on discussion today.

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Health Workers Strike against Privatization in Chile

Health Workers Strike against Privatization in Chile. Photo File

Primary healthcare workers on Tuesday began a 48-hour strike to oppose privatization. Leaders of the National Confederation of Municipal Health Workers (CONFUSAM), which organized the strike, said they were protesting the privatization of public health services through concessions and contracts with private companies. The public health sector should be strengthened with an injection of more funds from the government to provide the population with better health care, said CONFUSAM president Carolina Espinoza.

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Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Verone didn’t want to scare anyone. He executed the robbery the most passive way he knew how. He handed the teller a note demanding one dollar, and medical attention. “I didn’t have any fears,” said Verone. “I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.” Verone says he’s not a political man. But he has a lot to say on the subject of socialized medical care.

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Cuba in Geneva: Health is a Basic Human Right

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Geneva, Cuba on Wednesday defended health care as a basic human right and expressed concern for the financial, food, energy and environmental crisis gripping the world. Addressing the 64th Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Cuban Deputy Health Minister Jose Angel Portal stated that the current international situation is affecting many countries.