“We have a lot to learn about the successes of our Cuban colleagues on how to do more with less. What is done in Cuba with children has been excellent. We are impressed because it is a teamwork…” – American pediatrician Stephen Berman, former president of the American Academy of Pedriatics.
Havana, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) American pediatrician Stephen Berman has contrasted today the services of that specialty in Cuba with those of his country: we have a lot to learn about the successes of our Cuban colleagues on how to do more with less, he said.
What is done in Cuba with children has been excellent, he told Prensa Latina. We are impressed because it is a teamwork, not just from a doctor, a nurse, or a social worker, he stated.
After assessing the integration of the system for the care of children, he said that it is organized to raise everyone’s health, from mother, babies, pre-school stage, everything is integrated, it is an important lesson not only for the United States, but for the whole world.
Special guest to the Congress of Pediatrics, taking place here until tomorrow, the former president of the American Academy of Pedriatics also highlighted the relationships between both societies. We have been working for many years, this is the third time we have come to these congresses, he stressed.
Berman will give today the magisterial lecture ‘Reflections on past, present and future of pediatrics’.
The academician is one of more than 400 delegates attending the event, opened yesterday with a lecture on the main achievements of this specialty, which reached the lowest infant mortality rate in its history, four per 1,000 live births.
Parallel to this event is the 7th International Symposium on Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Therapy and the 2nd International Symposium of Childcare.
During the congress, at the Conference Center in Havana, the results of a Cuban heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine will be announced, included in the island’s vaccination scheme of 10 vaccines against 13 diseases.