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Cuba maintains low infant mortality rate due to congenital defects

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Maintaining the country’s infant mortality rate due to congenital defects at the historical low of 0.8 per thousand live births, for three consecutive years, is one of the accomplishments that brings the most pride to workers at the National Center for Medical Genetics.

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Trafficking in persons or how to treat people?

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When most people in Bayamo were still asleep early Sunday morning, September 1, the young doctor Zoila Verdecia left home in her white coat, on the way to one more shift in the emergency room.“I left Samuelito, asleep, out cold. School starts tomorrow, and there’s still a lot to do. Any clothes were fine at the childcare center, but now in preschool, there’s the uniform, the backpack, notebook covers. When I arrive, whatever time it is, I’ll take care of that, but for now it’s the emergency room, the health of the people can’t wait .”

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Cuban medical collaboration: A source of life

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CUBA not only prides itself on having a rate of 8.5 doctors per thousand inhabitants, one of the best in the world, but also because “due to the values of solidarity and humanism that characterize us, from 1963 to the present, 407,000 health professionals have been present in 164 countries on all continents.

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The many child victims of the same killer

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VENEZUELAN boy, Geovanny, and Iraqi, Qasim, never met. The first, aged just six, died when his heart stopped while waiting for a bone marrow transplant to be undertaken in an Italian hospital, through an agreement with the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, PDVSA. Donald Trump’s sanctions against Venezuela, affecting the Bolivarian nation’s accounts in European banks, resulted in the cancellation of the program, and Geovanny’s death.

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“A doctor is only a slave to his humanistic vocation”, letter from a Cuban doctor in Venezuela

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As a health professional trained by the revolution in the teachings of Marti, Che and Fidel, I believe in altruism, humanism and internationalism, which constitute the essence of medical education in my country, applying what the Apostle will express: “Helping those in need is not only part of duty, it is part of happiness”.

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While Preying on Venezuela, Trump Leaves Puerto Rico Adrift

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The United States President Donald Trump and his cortége (Bolton, Pompeo, Rubio, Abrams) are obsessed with Venezuela. They have breakfast, tweet and talk in their unique language of aggressiveness against Caracas.

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Schools: The life and soul of the Revolution

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Education is defended with commitment, soul, creativity, and by example, and with these convictions educators will march on May Day, said Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, during a National Seminar to prepare for the coming academic year, yesterday. The first session was devoted to analyzing the Ministry of Education’s (MINED) work in 2018.

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Raúl and Díaz-Canel attend inauguration of Amistad Cuba-Vietnam School for children with physical-motor disabilities in Santiago

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Speaking on behalf of parents, Aylin Torres stated that if anyone has the idea of ​​taking away the beautiful building, in an attempt to apply Chapter III of the Helms-Burton Act, they will be obliged to face the students themselves, parents, teachers, and other workers who will defend it unconditionally.

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Cuban President praises Cuban doctors who returned from Brazil

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“You are a symbol of the country that trained you,” stated President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at an act to honor doctors who returned to Cuba after the island’s withdrawal from Brazil’s More Doctors program.

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Questions and answers about the end of Cuban participation in Brazil’s More Doctors program

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Behind us now are the first days of December, marked by the return of Cuban medical professionals working as part of Brazil’s More Doctors program.