Category Archives: Healthcare

Cuban president participates in ILO virtual summit on work, Covid-19

Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is participating on Wednesday in the virtual session of world leaders of the Summit of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Covid-19 and the World of Work, The Cuban Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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Blockade against Cuba hinders efforts against Covid-19, Cuba says

Geneva, Switzerland, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Tuesday denounced at the Human Rights Council the restrictions to the fight against Covid-19 due to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, a hostile policy that has … Continue reading

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Cuba Denounces US Blockade Worsening During The Pandemic

The diplomat also referred to the U.S. government’s hostile actions, such as hindering access to banking operations, medical supplies, fuel, donations, and trade amidst COVID-19 exceptional situations. July 7 (teleSUR) Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministry (Minrex) director for the U.S. Johana Tablada … Continue reading

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Cuban medical brigades saved more than 800 lives in Jamaica in June

Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade working in Jamaica saved 823 lives in June as a support to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. According to data provided to Prensa Latina by the Cuban diplomatic mission in Kingston, the … Continue reading

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Ministers denounce tightening of US blockade against Cuba

Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Rodrigo Malmierca, on Tuesday denounced the illegal and inhumane nature of the US blockade against Cuba and the tightening of economic measures against the Caribbean island. … Continue reading

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Cuba Sends Another 3 Medical Brigades to Africa

Out of the 111 collaborators that make up the three brigades, 76 will work in Equatorial Guinea, 19 in Sao Tome and Principe and 16 will travel to Sierra Leone. Cuba’s foreign affairs minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla Monday announced the … Continue reading

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Recoveries from Covid-19 in Cuba increase to 2,229

Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Following two new medical discharges, the number of patients recovered from Covid-19 in Cuba rose to 2,229, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday. Francisco Duran, director of Epidemiology for the entity, reported both … Continue reading

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Cuba-Russia society support Nobel Peace Prize for Henry Reeve Brigade

Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba-Russia Friendship Society on Saturday endorsed the initiative by the French Friendship Organization ‘Cuba Linda’ to propose the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuba’s ‘Henry Reeve’ Medical Brigade. The society and its 18 branches in … Continue reading

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How Cuba and Uruguay are quashing coronavirus as neighbours struggle

July 3 (New Scientist) As coronavirus cases soar in the US, Brazil and other countries in the Americas, some countries have found strategies to contain the virus and limit deaths. More than 5 million confirmed cases of covid-19 and nearly … Continue reading

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Summary and review of “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution”

A summary and review of Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution, by Don Fitz, Monthly Review Press, 2020. July 3 (Resilience) This book gives an excellent account of the nature, history and achievements of the Cuban health system. It is fairly … Continue reading

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