Health

5 April, 2017 Senior Citizens’ Priority at Cuban Health System

Havana, Cuba.-Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Taking into account that about 19.8 percent of the population (two million people) is over 60 years old, […]

31 March, 2017 Cuban Medical Contingent Traveling to Assist Peruvian Victims

Havana, Cuba.-Brigade 23 of the International Contingent of Specialists in Disaster Situations and Severe Epidemics, Henry Reeve, left for Peru today to help those affected by the heavy rains in that country. The 12 doctors and other 11 experts, all with more than ten years of work experience or with previous missions, will serve for […]

28 March, 2017 Havmun 2017 Academic Event Begins in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.- The 22nd Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) begins today at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University with an extensive program of keynote speeches and working sessions of several agencies of that international body. This time, panels will be held by the Pan-American Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Program and the […]

16 March, 2017 Cuba Makes Strides on Cancer Treatment

Havana, Cuba.-New cases of cancer, the second cause of death in Cuba, continue to rise, although the disease”s mortality rates are beginning to stabilize somewhat, the Head of Cancer Control Program, Teresa Romero, told Prensa Latina. The national cancer strategy aims to incorporate a greater number of patients into the Family Doctor Program, in order […]

16 March, 2017 Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology

Havana, Cuba.- Cuba”s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. As part of the activities, the ‘La Pradera’ International Health Center, in this capital, will host the 18th National Course of Pediatric Nephrology, and the Day for […]

15 March, 2017 Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister

Brasilia, Brazil.-Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. Cuban doctors are at the population’s disposal the whole day. They work from eight in the morning until six in the afternoon, […]

15 March, 2017 Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities

Havana, Cuba.-Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. The meeting, to be held until tomorrow at the Conference Center in this capital, aims to promote inclusive policies in […]

14 March, 2017 Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation

Moscow, Russia.-Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. In the cordial meeting, was agreed to hold, between late May and early June, in Havana, the next […]

14 March, 2017 Cuba Hosts Meeting of Lat Am Network of People with Disability

Havana, Cuba.-About 200 delegates from Latin America, Spain, Canada and the United States are participating today in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), based for the first time in Cuba. Under the motto ‘Latin America inclusive in unity, development, peace and hope’, […]

13 March, 2017 Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma

Havana, Cuba.-Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. For this reason, Francisco Fumero, head of the Department of Glaucoma from the Institute of Ophthalmology Ramon Pando Ferrer, told the Prensa Latina news agency […]

9 March, 2017 Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer

Havana, Cuba.-Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Iraldo Bello, doctor in Biological Sciences, stated that a clinical trial to apply this medicine to about 300 patients with renal […]

27 February, 2017 Cuba Protecting Her Biodiversity

Havana, Cuba.-Cuba, under the auspices of the UN Development Program (UNDP), is implementing a strategic flora and fauna conservation and preservation initiative that involves an undertaking to implement a series of concrete actions until the year 2020. The national study, led by Cuba’s Environment Agency’s Ecology and Systematic Institute, incorporates 20 goals and five concrete […]

21 February, 2017 Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-The 56th National Oral Polio Vaccine Campaign has started today in Cuba in which 471,888 children will be immunized in two stages in all provinces. Of that total, about 363,778 under the age of three will receive two doses (in drops) of the vaccine, in two periods, from February 20 to 26 and from […]