Category Archives: Healthcare

Breaking the Blockade against Cuba: Interview with Claudia Camba

CubaSi| Oct. 16, 2017 Ricardo Vaz: Can you tell us a bit of the history of Operación Milagro (“Operation Miracle”)? Claudia Camba: Operación Milagro was borne out of another great Cuban internationalist mission, which was the literacy program “Yo Sí … Continue reading

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Cuban-Venezuelan ‘Operation Miracle’ Program Returns Eyesight of 688,000 Bolivians

    Cuban doctors treating patients under the program. | Photo: Twitter / jogre8a The late revolutionary leaders, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, launched the program back in 2004. Operation Miracle, the free Cuban-Venezuelan eyecare program launched in … Continue reading

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Guyana Foundation signs agreement with Cuba University

The Guyana Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Medical Sciences of Ciego De Avila, Cuba.The Foundation, in a release said that it reached out to the University two years ago to request guidance and assistance … Continue reading

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Cuba Does It. Why Can’t the U.S. Provide Healthcare for Its Poor?

HealthLine News |Written by Temma Ehrenfeld on October 9, 2017 — The island nation scores better than the United States when it comes to infant mortality and life expectancy. Part of the reason is healthcare is a right there. Let’s … Continue reading

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New Cuban pharmaceuticals presented

October 6.- The prevalence of skin cancer in Cuba and the development of therapeutic injectibles to treat allergies caused by dust mites, were among issues discussed during several international conferences on dermatology and allergies, taking place in Havana’s International Conference … Continue reading

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Cuba Is Active in Fighting Skin Cancer

Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) With a new drug known as Heberferon and multidisciplinary teams in all provinces to prevent skin cancer, Cuba is making progress in the treatment of this health problem. During the 10th Congress on Dermatology, Cuba’s … Continue reading

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Cuban Doctors Open Field Hospital in Quake-Torn Oaxaca

Some 500 Oaxaca residents were seen on the first day, with 12 surgeries performed as well as an ultrasound, among other procedures. A team of over 40 Cuban medical professionals has opened a field hospital in Ixtepec, Oaxaca to provide … Continue reading

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Cuba Sends Specialized Medical Brigade to Mexico Post-Earthquake

HAVANA TIMES – Cuba sent on Friday a brigade of 37 doctors and paramedics to the Mexican state of Oaxaca to attend the victims of the earthquake that left nearly 100 people dead on September 7, reported dpa. The team … Continue reading

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US Congressman Highlights Cuban Approach of Health as Right

Washington, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) US Democratic Congress man Danny Davis said that Cuba has been able to adopt the concept of health as a right and, at the same time, to bring that principle into practice. In the midst … Continue reading

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Cuba sends doctors to islands ravaged by Hurricane #Irma

HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) — Over 750 health workers from Cuba have arrived in several islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The workers who were sent to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts Nevis, St Lucia, The Bahamas, Dominica and Haiti, have been … Continue reading

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