Category Archives: Healthcare

This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession

Dec 14 by Mimi Whitefield – The Miami Herald  Havana -When Dr. R. Lee Clark, then president of the University of Texas’ famed M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, visited the island in November 1980 as part of a delegation, … Continue reading

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Cuba exports medicine to dozens of countries. It would like the U.S. to be one of them

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD – Miami Herald  DECEMBER 14, 2017 HAVANA – Cuba now exports vaccines, diagnostic kits and drugs developed by its Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology —the largest research center on the island — to 51 countries. But except for … Continue reading

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Cuba Revitalizes Medicine with Proven Therapeutic Efficacy

By Martha Cabrales Arias Santiago de Cuba, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Policosanol or PPG master plan is underway to revitalize this natural medicine of Cuba, which has a remarkable therapeutic efficacy, 20 years after the beginning of its generalization. … Continue reading

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China Strengthens Cooperation with Cuba’s Biopharmacy

Beijing, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) China has expressed its willingness to strengthen cooperation with Cuba”s biopharmaceutical industry, with growing global recognition due to the scientific results and the achievement of effective products in the treatment of several diseases. Bi Jingquan, … Continue reading

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Latin American and Caribbean Medical Physicists Receive Training in Cuba on the New International Code of Practice for the Dosimetry of Small Fields

International Atomic Energy Agency, E. Lafargue, Cuban Nuclear Communicators Network (RECNUC)  IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Decmeber 11, 2017 Cancer is becoming an increasing burden in the Latin American and the Caribbean region[1]. IAEA training courses in the area of … Continue reading

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Health Care, a Right in Revolutionary Cuba

Por Laura Becquer Paseiro Dec 10, Havana (Prensa Latina) After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, there was a mass exodus of health professionals. History shows that 50 percent of 6,000 doctors left the country. Amid that situation, the social … Continue reading

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Cuba increases actions to control AIDS epidemic

Havana, Cuba, Dec 7 (Radio Cadena Agramonte) – Cuba develops multiple actions to confront the AIDS epidemic, in order to reduce new infections, late diagnosis and deaths from that disease, as well as improve the quality of life of those … Continue reading

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Jamaican Health Minister praises work of Cuban collaborators

Jamaica, November 30, 2017.- Jamaican Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, described the work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in the country as an important and noble task with a tremendous social impact. During a courtesy visit by … Continue reading

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IX Cuban Congress of Microbiology’s Scientific Sessions Begins

Havana, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The IX Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology has begun its scientific sessions today with debates on the branches of medicine that study infectious diseases. The main issues of the event will be: Zika, dengue and … Continue reading

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9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology Kicks Off in Cuba

Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The 9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology opened its doors here today with scientists from more than 150 nations, who will pay tribute to the eight decades of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri … Continue reading

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