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A family’s missions

Medicos cubanos

Thousands of books, testament to a venerable work of patience, commitment and courage, could be written from the experiences of every Cuban collaborator working far away from their families, to help people all over the world.

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New brain mapping project

Neurociencia

It was agreed that Cuba, China, and Canada will work together on a new joint brain mapping project, after a recent meeting on the subject held at Cuba’s Neurosciences Center (Cneuro). According to Pedro Valdés Sosa PhD, coordinator of the Cuban Brain Mapping Project, launched over 10 years ago, the three countries have agreed to promote research on early detection and management of pathological aging in the brain; and set up an academic exchange program toward this end.

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Polio vaccination: Well-being guaranteed by the Revolution

Polio

To assure the tranquility of Cuban families, currently underway this month is the 56th national polio vaccination campaign, providing rapid and efficient protection against the disease, to all children across the country.

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Obesity: A global health problem affecting Cuba

Obesidad

With an 18.1% increase over recent years in the number of overweight women in Cuba, and an increase of 11.4% in regards to men; the island’s government and health authorities have expressed their concern over the rising rate of obesity across all age groups of both genders.

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Medical services enterprise provides global access to Cuban healthcare and academic training

medical interpris

The Cuban state enterprise Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, S.A., has a wide-ranging portfolio of services and products including medical assistance services; academic training and classes for healthcare professionals; wellbeing and quality of life programs; and organization of thematic events.

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Cuba and the United States to combat disease together

CUba fumiga zika

Cuban and U.S. health authorities signed an unprecedented memorandum of understanding earlier this week to cooperate in combating diseases affecting the two neighboring countries and exchange experiences.

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Cuba eliminates acute hepatitis B in children

Niños cuba

As a result of a universal vaccination program, no cases of acute hepatitis B in children under five years of age have been reported in Cuba since 1999, and none in those under 15 since 2006, according to Gustavo Sierra González, scientific policy director for the state enterprise group BioCubaFarma.

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Cuba will never be a drug trafficking route

cuba no trafico de drogas

Cuba has been effective in preventing drug traffickers from operating within the country or using its territory as a transport route.
Cuba will never be used as a route for the transportation of illicit drugs, and much less will drug traffickers be able to establish themselves here, said Colonel Juan Carlos Poey, head of anti-drug efforts at the Ministry of the Interior (Minint).

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Clinical trials of promising Cuban monoclonal antibody expanded

IMmunologia molecular

Registered in Cuba to treat head, neck, brain (in children and adults), esophageal and more recently, pancreatic tumors, with encouraging life-extending results, the humanized monoclonal antibody nimotuzumab is currently subject to 27 clinical trials to ensure its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of a further 11 types of cancer

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Message on World Health day by the Secretary General ONU

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Diabetes is an ancient disease that is taking a growing toll on the modern world. In 1980, 108 million adults were living with diabetes. By 2014, that number had risen to 422 million – 8.5 per cent of adults — reflecting a global increase in risk factors such as being overweight or obese.