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Good news for the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

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There is no other building as tall as this in Trinidad and Tobago, nor the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean, consisting of a pair of 22-story skyscrapers at a height of 302 feet (92m). Its construction, managed by architecture firm Anthony C. Lewis Partnership, started in 1979 and was completed in 1986. The first tower of the complex houses the country’s Central Bank, while the second is home to the Ministry of Finance.

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Health care facilities renovated

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During 2015, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) undertook major renovations to health care facilities, including exterior paintwork, providing innovative equipment, plumbing, electrical repairs, new furniture and increased levels of comfort for patients and staff.

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Leading figures of Cuban science to be recognized

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Cuban Science Day, celebrated on January 15, will see a range of activities across the island, bringing together researchers, scientists, innovators and technologists
Georgina Bonilla Pimentel, secretary generalof the National Unionof Sciences, announced a program of activities to mark the date, beginning on January 11, in tribute to efforts in the field, including creative meansto solvingproblems and addressing prioritiesin the variousspheres of society.

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Cuban medicine: A humanist vocation

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Dr. Norberto de Jesús Ramos González believes that one reaches the height of humanism when offering medical care to victims of catastrophic events, caused by natural disasters or epidemics. A dentist by profession, he first served as head of the Cuban medical brigade in Equatorial Guinea, Africa; and later in the Caribbean islands of Haiti and Dominica, in addition to previous short periods of work in several other countries.

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The fight against Ebola: Cuba’s contribution

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Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo tells Granma International of the 12,000 Cuban professionals (a three-day record) who volunteered to fight the disease as part of the Henry Reeve Contingent, created in 2005 by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, and specialized in tackling natural disasters and epidemics, with work in 18 countries to date.

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Cuban lung cancer medicine receives Innovation Award

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Registered in Cuba since 2012 after being approved by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed), the product shows positive results in prolonging and improving the quality of patients’ lives, and has low toxicity levels resulting in less of the unpleasant side effects associated with other necessary therapeutic procedures.

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Doctors of yesterday, today and tomorrow

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Fidel’s name was repeated often during celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the first graduation of doctors and dentists trained by the Revolution, who received their diplomas atop Mt. Cuba in the Sierra Maestra, November 14, 1965.
Today, many health care professionals remember the interest shown by the leader of the Cuban Revolution in their studies, always alert to their living conditions, and those of classrooms.

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Recognition for Cuban medical researchers

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With the aim of highlighting the achievements made in research, scientific production and the introduction and extension of technology in clinical and surgical care, Cuba awards the Annual Health Prize in recognition of sector professionals who have made significant contributions to the sciences. The research paper entitled “First epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue in the Americas, 1981: new insights into the causative agent”, by Dr. Rosmeri Rodríguez Roche, of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Grand Prize, as the complete genome sequence of the dengue virus type 2 epidemic of the eighties was discovered.

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Close to 150 thousand Ecuadorans recover their sight with the help of Cuba

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CLOSE to 150 thousand Ecuadorans suffering from cataracts and pterygium have recovered their sight thanks to the cooperation provided by Cuba to the South American country since July 2006, sources from the island’s medical brigade operating in the country confirmed this October 17.

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Economic blockade negatively impacts Cuban healthcare system

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THE damages caused by the U.S. blockade to the Cuban healthcare system are incalculable, but the island’s government is committed to finding the solution to any medical emergency, despite the expense, stated Pedro Luis Veliz, director of the National Council of Scientific Health Societies. Many people are often unaware of the efforts undertaken by the country to provide free healthcare to the population, added Luis Veliz, also president of the Cuban Society of Intensive and Emergency Medicine.