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Cuba: three million international visitors … and counting

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According to the Cuban Tourism Minister , Cuba just arrived at three million international visitors, an amount that is achieved in the midst of the campaigns organized from US  to discourage the flow of American visitors to the island.

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625f9d1bdf77e1f88dfe14588730f66b_lThousands of US dollars to save a life. Dr. Reno resists talking only about Joan as a life saved. He is proud of those boys and teenagers that once lived in the pediatric oncology unit and survived the illness. Some of them are now sportsmen, doctors, artists, or university students. “Joan benefited from a non-Cuban lifesaving treatment costing over 37,000 USD. We are talking about action protocols learned as we follow the rules of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology or other major groups from Germany and the United States.”

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Malloy Calls Cuba “Best Public Health System”

1024x1024This week Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) said “the best public health system is in Cuba.” Malloy made the comments at an unveiling of $10 million in state funding for the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven.

New Drug for Treatment of Myocardial Infarction Now in Cuba

0-0cigbA medication for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), will be available in Cuba next year, the Granma newspaper announced today.
The product, called CIGB-500, is made up of six amino acids and will help to extend the quality and duration of life of people with this disease, considered one of the most serious conditions of ischemic heart disease, the statement points out.
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Mali Receives 30 Sports Medicine Scholarships from Cuba

0-0maliMali”s government received 30 scholarships from Cuba for the study of Sports Medicine by young people who will travel to the Caribbean country from next September, according to a bilateral agreement announced today.
Signed by the Malian Minister of Sports, Jean-Claude Sidibe, and the Cuban ambassador Carlos Gutierrez, the document includes another 10 scholarships granted by Havana for Malian coaches of several sports disciplines.
Sidibe welcomed the sports cooperation between Cuba and Mali, one of the African states to which the Cuban government offers assistance in that field.

Cuban Trained medical doctors graduation


A total of 57 graduates from the University of Villa Clara in Cuba received their medical degrees at the 9th Cuban Trained Medical Doctors Graduation Ceremony hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU) on behalf of the South African Department of Health in the Endler Hall, Konservatorium (Conservatoire of Music) at Stellenbosch University (SU) today (17 July).

These graduates are among more than 800 students who benefitted from the Nelson Mandela/ Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration Programme between South Africa and Cuba that started in 1997. The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of medical practitioners in historically disadvantaged areas as well as to improve human resource workforce capacity and strengthen the health care system in South Africa.

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Cuba’s Biopharmaceutical Industry Develops over 400 Projects

Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Several research projects are developed by the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry, including those aimed at preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, according to officials from the sector. Characterized by its closed cycle line, from invention and development to production and marketing, the entity works on 422 projects, 393 of them are product-oriented and 29 technological, all under the aegis of the Group of Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba (BioCubafarma).

In a meeting with the press, its director Eduardo Martinez explained that one of the entity´s megaprojects is the program of therapeutic molecules for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ataxia and multiple sclerosis. NeuroEpo is the name of this product developed by the Molecular Immunology Center, one of the 34 companies affiliated to BioCubafarma.
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“Savax”: a new Cuban vaccine against solid tumors – Via El Nuevo Dia


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“Savax” is the commercial name of the drug, which is in the second phase of tests to check its effectiveness on ovarian and hepatic tumors, the official Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported.

“Almost five years later, not only was the increase in the life expectancy of these patients confirmed, some of which still live, but the total reduction of tumors in four of them”

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South Africans Graduates as Medical Doctors in Cuba


The young graduates arrived in Pretoria from Havana and were welcomed with a ceremony at the Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg

The first group of some 700 young South Africans who completed five-year medical studies in Cuba arrived in Pretoria from Havana and were welcomed with a ceremony at the Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg.

The act on Saturday had to be postponed due to delays in the plane’s arrival, so the announced participation of Vice President David Mabuza was prevented. In a message released by the South African Presidency, Mabuza expressed that the return of these students reinforces the much needed reserve of qualified doctors who will contribute to improving national health. Continue reading “South Africans Graduates as Medical Doctors in Cuba”

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