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Operation Miracle: an example of humanism and solidarity

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On July 9, on the initiative of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, late president of Venezuela, Operation Miracle – a program providing comprehensive medical care to patients suffering from a variety of eye conditions – was founded.

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Message on world tobacco day : 31 may 2016

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Cigarettes and other tobacco products kill almost 6 million people every year. Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. As part of that approach, governments have committed to strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries to reduce the proportion of people who use tobacco.

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Cuban medical cooperation makes positive contribution in the Caribbean

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During this week’s meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Havana, mention will surely be made of the wellbeing and hope which Cuban medical cooperation has brought to peoples of the region.

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Cubans 60 years of age and older reach 19.4% of the population

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Cuba ended 2015 with an estimated population of 11,239,004 inhabitants, only 727 people more than last year, for a growth rate of 0.06 per 1,000, according to the National Statistics and Information Office’s Center for Population and Development Studies, published on the website

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Cuba treats 800 children from Chernobyl

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The island was one of the first nations to respond to the tragedy and offer help in the form of rehabilitation treatment to those affected, the majority children. Cuban doctor Julio Medina, coordinator of the program, reported that to date the Cuban government has provided treatment to some 24,000 children.

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Ninth imported case of Zika virus confirmed

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The ninth imported case of Zika virus has been confirmed in a Cuban from the municipality of Cotorro, Havana, residing in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who arrived in the country on April 8.

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Eighth imported case of Zika virus confirmed


The eighth imported case of Zika virus has been confirmed, in a 58 year old Cuban cultural collaborator, a resident of Isabela de Sagua in the municipality of Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara province, who arrived from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on March 30.

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Half a million infants to receive polio vaccine in upcoming campaign

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Since February 26, 1962, to date, 85 million doses of polio vaccine have been administered in Cuba, making the country the first in Latin America to eradicate this devastating childhood disease

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Sixth imported case of Zika virus confirmed

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The sixth imported case of Zika virus has been detected, in a 32 year old, Cuban collaborator, General Family Medicine Specialist and resident of Artemisa city in the province of the same name, on her return to the island from Venezuela (Lara state), March 15.

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Fourth imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba


The fourth imported case of Zika virus has been detected, corresponding to a 30 year old computer engineer from the city of Las Tunas, who arrived in the country from Venezuela (Caracas) on March 5, 2016. The patient is a resident at the University of Computer Sciences, where she works.