Health

21 February, 2017 Biophysics Center in Santiago de Cuba Increases Health Achievements

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.-The prototype of an exoskeleton of robotic arm and a multipurpose model are the two latest releases targeted by technicians and workers of the Center of Medical Biophysics (CBM), opened here by Fidel Castro. Doctor Juan Garcia, director of CBM, said that the robotic arm is on clinical trial in five patients […]

9 February, 2017 Parasitic Infections, Grounds for Survaillance and Updating

Havana, Cuba.-The prevalence of Giardia infections all over the world forces specialists to keep this issue frequently updated, the vice president of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, Ángel Escobedo told Prensa Latina. Dr. Ángel Escobedo explained that Giardia and Cryptosporidium parasites, for example, have been increasingly investigated, proving that they no longer only […]

7 February, 2017 Habana 2017 International Dermatology Workshop in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-An International Workshop on dermatological disease treatments will be held in Havana from March 27th, with the presence of world specialists, the organizing committee announced today. Such event, sponsored by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and the International Dermatology Society, will be tackling down several issues such as skin cancer, tropical diseases, autoimmune […]

7 February, 2017 Slovakia’s Finance and Health Ministers Visit Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-Slovakia”s Finance and Health Ministers, Peter Kazimir and Tomas Drucker, respectively, are on a visit to Cuba, to strengthen trade and cooperation relations between the two countries. The visiting delegation, made up of experts from both sectors, was welcomed yesterday by Cuban Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas. The visitors expressed interest in increasing ties of […]

3 February, 2017 Cuba Reiterates Regulations on Public Health Professionals

Havana, Cuba.-The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has reiterated today the willingness to allow professionals in the sector to abandon their collaboration missions to return to Cuba and the reintegration into the National Health System. According to the communique, released by Granma newspaper, the legislation that has been in force since 2014 responds to the […]

2 February, 2017 World Health Organization Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent

Havana, Cuba.-The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. Established in 2009, the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health recognizes the work of people, institutions and organizations with a significant contribution in the field […]

23 January, 2017 Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Vascular Disease

Havana, Cuba.-An international workshop on pulmonary vascular disease is taking place today in this capital in the presence of more than 250 specialists from Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of the disease, lung transplantation, heart-lung transplantation, measures of functional evaluation of patients and their rehabilitation, are […]

20 January, 2017 US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop

Havana, Cuba.-Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. Participants will have the possibility to deal with important issues as diagnosis, medical and surgical treatments, including lung transplant, heart-lung transplant, functional assessment measures of patients and […]

13 January, 2017 Cuba Will Host International Medical Convention

Havana, Cuba.-Delegates from 16 countries of 4 continents will attend International Convention Calixto 2017 taking place in this capital from January 23 to 25, organizers informed today. ‘With the slogan Promoviendo salud y excelencia, the Convention will receive representatives from Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Angola, Canada, […]

11 January, 2017 Cuban Health Experts to Help Poor Communities in Chicago

Washington, United States.-Cuban health experts will work with local specialists in assessing health care for vulnerable communities and limited resources in the American city of Chicago, the island”s diplomatic sources stated. According to a press release from the Cuban embassy in this capital, the initiative is part of a collaboration project between the University of […]

30 December, 2016 Cuban Hospitals Show Enhancement at the End of 2016

Havana, Cuba.-Several health institutions in Cuba, recently remodeled, were visited today by journalists and officials of the Ministry of Public Health, who knew about the process of transformation that the state develops at the national level. The tour, which took place in Havana for two days, included the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana, the most important […]

1 December, 2016 Cuba: An Example in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Havana, Cuba.-Three decades after the first program of prevention against HIV / AIDS, Cuba has achieved a low prevalence of the disease, health authorities stressed today during the World Day of response to this pandemic. Speaking to the press, Maria Isela Lantero, head of the National Program for the Prevention and Control of STDs/HIV/ AIDS, […]

24 October, 2016 Medical Assistance Guaranteed in Cuban Eastern End after Matthew

Guantanamo, Cuba. – While Hurricane Matthew affected 41 doctor´s offices in Maisi, this territory in the Cuban eastern end guarantees PHC in 60 constituencies. Dr. Raul Margendie Moises, community family physician in La Mula, said that before the hurricane, they tried to preserve their belongings, but life was always the most important thing. They took […]