Health

20 October, 2016 US Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, begins a working visit to Cuba today, to be run until Saturday, October 22. During her stay in the island, Burwell will hold a meeting with Cuban Public Health Minister, Roberto Morales. Both officials will review issues of the bilateral cooperation enshrined in the memorandum […]

20 October, 2016 Cuba: First Regional Meeting for Control of Arboviruses

Havana, Cuba.-The First Regional Meeting for the strategy of surveillance and control of arboviruses started here today with the assistance of health ministers, specialists from most countries of the Americas and their European colleagues. Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap, in Spanish), the event aims […]

30 September, 2016 International Congress on Orthopedics in Cuba Closes Academic Agenda

Varadero, Cuba.-With the introduction of more than 20 works, the academic program of the 27th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and the First Cuban Congress on External Fixation will be concluded today in this resort. These papers will be focused on issues to the spine, main member in pediatric and traumatology, while the third […]

23 September, 2016 High Foreign Presence in Cuban Congress of Gynecology Highlighted

Havana, cuba.- The 16th National Congress of the Cuban Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SCOG) will be held with a high international participation, said Dr. Jorge Pelaez, vice president of the society. In that regard, Pelaez also announced the first meeting between SCOG and specialists of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) during […]

20 September, 2016 Orthopedics and Traumatology Seminar Starts in Cuba

Havana, Cuba.-More than 200 orthopedics and traumatology experts participate today and tomorrow in a seminar at the Calixo García Hospital. Professors from Colombia, Egypt, United States, Mexico and China will particiapte in several activities, including the analysis of patients with injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The event will serve to combine the teaching […]

12 September, 2016 Cuban Drug to Treat Lung Cancer Presented in Colombia

Medellin, Colombia.-The Cuban vaccine to treat lung cancer, known as Cimavax, was presented to a group of experts attending the First International Symposium on Active Immunotherapy, hosted in Medellin, Colombia over the weekend. The drug was developed in Cuba by the Center of Molecular Immunology and has been successful used to treat patients with advanced […]

7 September, 2016 Cuba Creates New Medication against Skin Cancer

Havana, Cuba.-Specialists of the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) created a new medicine called Heberferon, directed principally to reduce or to eliminate the non-melanoma skin tumors. Heberferon is the synergic combination of Interferon alpha 2b and gamma recombinants. The securing of this product will be of big usefulness in the country, since in […]

10 August, 2016 Cuba and Seychelles Deepen Health Cooperation

Havana, Cuba.- Cuba and Seychelles have deepened cooperation in a number of areas, especially in the health sector, in the past four years. Cuba’s outgoing Ambassador Orlando Alvarez Alvarez, paid his farewell visit Tuesday to the Seychelles’ Head of State, James Michel, and Vice-President Danny Faure after a two-year service. Ambassador Alvarez said Cuba’s cooperation […]

2 August, 2016 Cuban Cooperation Continues to Increase in South Africa

Johannesburg, Sout Africa.- A new group of 29 Cuban health collaborators have arrived in the South African province of Gauteng, raising the number of these professionals in the country to more than 400. The doctors, mostly specialists in family medicine, are currently in training prior to begining work in their respective communities. Dr. Victor Figueroa, […]

5 July, 2016 Cuban Scientists Discover Neuroprotective Effect of Molecule

Havana, Cuba.-A team of Cuban scientists discovered the molecule called JM-20 that protects the nervous system from own degenerative brain injury, Granma newspaper released today. Researchers found in preclinical studies the neuroprotective characteristics in the molecule. It could contribute to the development of new treatments to face cerebral ischemia, the newspaper states. According to the […]

5 July, 2016 Canadian NGO Awards Cuban Doctors against Ebola

Ottawa, canada.-Canadian non-governmental organization Help to Fight Ebola (HFEC) delivered an award called Friends of Humanity in Africa to the government of Cuba and the Cuban doctors who helped to fight the ebola virus. The distinction was received in a special ceremony, byt eh Cuban General Consul in Toronto, Canada, Javier Domokos Ruiz, on behalf […]