Cuba Convenes Carlos Juan Finlay Health Contest

Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), its representation in Cuba has called today the journalistic guild to participate in the Carlos Juan Finlay Contest.

The event, dedicated to the health sector, is named after an eminent academician of the island, who was the discoverer of the Aedes Aegypty mosquito as an agent transmitting arbovirosis as yellow fever.

According to the Cuban News Agency (ACN), all journalists and collaborators from mass media, the press, radio, television and digital pages who write on health issues, from the preventive, historical, intersectoral and social approaches, could participate in the contest.

Participants could send their works to PAHO headquarters in this capital until November 27.

The news agency stated that the works should be related to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the cooperation of international agencies such as PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the country’s health system.

This criterion includes some aspects such as the welfare of the population in different ages and genders, occupational health, access to services, disease control, as well as communicative strategies for behavior change and risk perception.



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