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New Group of Doctors who Served in Brazil Arrives in Cuba

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An aircraft with 203 Cuban health collaborators landed today in Havana, as Cuba continues to bring back her physicians who worked in the Mas Medicos program in Brazil.

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More than 400 Doctors from Brazil Arrive in Cuba

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Another group of 415 Cuban doctors who worked on the More Doctors for Brazil program arrived on the island on Saturday, after Cuba decided not to continue participating in that initiative due to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro”s hostile actions.

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Over 5,000 Doctors Worked in Brazilian Poor Areas Already in Cuba

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With the arrival this Friday of about 410 Cuban health professionals who collaborated in Brazil”s More Doctors program, more than 5,000 have returned to the island after caring for poor and intricate communities.

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Thank you, Cuban doctors. See you soon

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About 40 years ago, in 1977, I was doing a piece in Africa, on the Mauritanian border, on the way to the Sahrawi Republic, and during one of the stops in a village next to a small oasis, I heard a group of people talking. At a spring in the village comparable to a Brazilian favela, I heard people who spoke Spanish and approached with my Arab guide. I saw that they were dressed in white and I asked them if they were doctors and they responded: “Yes, we are doctors, Cuban doctors.”

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More than doctors, a family

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December 3, 2016, general practitioner Dr. Rosa María Salazar Gutiérrez left for Brazil as part of the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program. She had undertaken three previous missions in Honduras, Venezuela and Guatemala. In total, she had 11 years of internationalist experience and a professional career spanning 32 years.

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Declaration of Ministry of Republic Health of Cuba

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The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013.

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A new milestone in Cuban biotechnology

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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

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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

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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

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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.