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CUBAN HEALTH SYSTEM

Cuba Health System Seriously Damaged by US Blockade

From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 the estimated economic damages to the Cuban health system due to the U.S. blockade surpassed $87 million USD Doctors and medicine students denounced this during the public hearing of the Health and Sports Commission of the National Assembly to show the damages of the economic, commercial and […] Continue reading

World’s 1st Skin Cancer Drug Available in Every Cuban Pharmacy

The world’s first skin cancer treatment, which targets basal cell carcinoma, has appeared in pharmacies across Cuba within only six months of its entry into the market Within months of its development, Heberferon has brought incredible results to over 400 patients around the island. The world’s first skin cancer treatment, which targets basal cell carcinoma, […] Continue reading

Cuba-Salud 2015 International Convention Starts in Havana

The International Convention “Cuba-Salud 2015″ and the Trade Fair Health for All begin activities this Monday in Havana, to debate and show progresses in this sphere. About 50 delegations and 40 health ministers have so far confirmed their assistance to those events, to be run until Friday, April 24. The Havana’s Conference Center and Pabexpo […] Continue reading

Cuban Minister Highlights Work of Health Professionals

Cuba's Public Health Minister, Roberto Morales, congratulated the sector's workers on the occasion of Latin American Medicine Day. Continue reading

Sancti Spíritus Pediatric Hospital with Better Health

Maintenance actions have been undertaken at Sancti Spíritus’s Jose Marti Provincial Pediatric Hospital, which have availed a significant improvement of the institution’s conditions to render better medical services. Continue reading

Premature Baby Girl Saved from Death in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

A 26-week old baby girl born in Sancti Spiritus was saved from death by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. This is the first case saved in the territory and the second in Cuba. This outcome gets close to first world countries’. Continue reading

Cuba: Low Undernourishment in Hospitalized Patients

Cuba reports low indexes of malnourishment in hospitalized patients as compared with industrialized countries. Continue reading

Cuba: Sancti Spiritus Promotes Organ Donation

Over twenty locals included in the National Program for Transplants for those suffering acute renal affections are still waiting for donors in Sancti Spiritus province, central Cuba. However, four people have been already transplanted the current year. Continue reading

Ward for Clinical Trial Patients in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

A ward has been recently opened in Sancti Spiritus’s Camilo Cienfuegos Provincial Hospital for treating patients submitted to clinical trial evaluations. The ward is properly equipped and staffed to assist the patients in case of adverse reactions to... Continue reading

Over 1 000 Refractive Surgeries in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Over 1 100 laser eye surgeries have been performed at Sancti Spiritus’s Ophthalmology Center since it was first opened in 2008. According to local experts’ studies, vision recovery matches medical prognosis in nearly 85% of the operated on patients. Continue reading

Cuba: First World Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Patients suffering Chronic Kidney Disease in central Cuba are offered, without any cost, the hemodialysis, a first world treatment. The Nephrology room where these are performed has been valued in more than half a million pesos. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Honors Internationalist Health Workers

A 10-day homage was started this June 14th in the central Cuban territory of Sancti Spiritus in honor of the physicians that have worked or are currently working abroad in internationalist missions. Over a thousand health workers from this province are... Continue reading

Family Doctor Clinics Open in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

In accordance with the reorganization of the health services underway in the island, over 500 family doctor clinics are currently opened to the population in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus. Continue reading