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Cuba, 30 Years of Achievements in Immunology

Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with 30 years of experience in Immunology, has nowadays important results in its health sector, considered equal to that of the most-developed nations. Among these achievements are the standardization of the alpha-fetoprotein test in … Continue reading

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Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba Downs to 4.1 per 1,000 live births

Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba closed the first six months of 2017 with an infant mortality rate of 4.1 deaths per one thousand live births, an indicator only comparable to some countries of the so-called First World, Granma newspaper … Continue reading

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Cuba Hosts Congress on Aesthetics and Health

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine has begun today in this capital with representatives from more than 15 countries to exchange with experts related to beauty. Delegates from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, … Continue reading

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South African Communists Award Cuban Doctors’ Internationalism

The brigade has been recognized often and has even earned a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disasters and Serious Epidemics are being recognized once again: this time they have been … Continue reading

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Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer

Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. The drug came to the country with license from … Continue reading

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Venezuelan-Cuban Mission Prevents Blindness for 13 Years

The project has a deeply internationalist spirit, bringing life-changing services to excluded populations from almost every country in Latin America and the Caribbean. The joint Venezuelan-Cuban effort to expand visual healthcare and prevent blindness among vulnerable sections of the population … Continue reading

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Striving to maintain advances in Venezuela

A Cuban internationalist doctor heading a medical center in Miranda talks about the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution which, despite facing a non-conventional war, continues to resist MIRANDA, Venezuela.— The heat was stifling at the Manguito Siete High-Tech Medical Center … Continue reading

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Milwaukee woman inspired by Cuba’s focus on community medicine

Less than 48 hours after stepping off the plane from Cuba, Milwaukee native Alexandra Skeeter grew teary-eyed reflecting on her experiences as a medical student on the island nation. “You can be a doctor and help people, but the way these (Cuban) … Continue reading

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A lesson from Cuba

A group of us recently returned from a trip to Cuba on an educational visa. The beautiful architecture, country and classic cars were just the start of an impressive learning experience. I’ll relate just one of those learning experiences here. … Continue reading

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Cuban medical technology to ensure quality care

The use of technological advances to benefit society and their implementation in various fields, such as medicine, is one of the primary objectives of the Central Institute for Digital Research (ICID), with the purpose of guaranteeing the wellbeing of the … Continue reading

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