Cuba and the UK strengthen alliances to fight against Covid-19

Havana, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Cuba and the United Kingdom strengthen alliances to boost projects and actions in Cuba against Covid-19, according to a press release issued on Friday by the British embassy.

Seven small-scale projects and actions are being carried out in Cuba with funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development to increase health resilience, support research on vaccines and drugs and mitigate the economic impact, the press release notes.

‘Cooperation between countries is essential in responding to the challenges posed by Covid-19. In addition to testing healthcare systems in the world, the pandemic has impacted our economies,’ pointed out the British ambassador to Cuba, Antony Stokes.

Those projects promote bilateral collaboration in those two key areas, acknowledged the diplomat cited by the press release.

To that end, the embassy supports the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) in its effort to optimize diagnoses and treatments that minimize brain damage caused by the novel coronavirus.

The institution is also working on a better treatment of respiratory distress related to Covid-19 and will implement a protocol for the assimilation and use of CPAP devices (non-invasive ventilators), based on a design by the University College London.

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