WHO, Cuba and caring culture of the Revolution

Cuba is one of the countries that now contribute to the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO) to manage conflict prevention policies and health problems globally.

Since the arrival of the first medical team to Algeria in 1963 to the present, about 132,000 professionals offered their collaboration in many countries.

“Our professionals serving in remote places of difficult access, which in many cases have never reached a doctor,” he told Prensa Latina Cuban ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other agencies, Anayansi Rodriguez.

This collaboration is based on humanist principles that characterize the Revolution, said the diplomat, referring to next week’s celebration of the World Health Assembly, for the first time will be chaired by the Greater Antilles.

According to recent data from the Ministry of Public Health, currently over 50 thousand Cuban cooperate in 65 countries.

The fair helps not only includes the provision of services, but also the training of human resources.

In Cuba have graduated more than 27,000 students from many countries, including much of the Latin American School of Medicine, initiated by the leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro, following the disasters caused in Central America by Hurricane Mitch (1998).

The ambassador also spoke of Operation Miracle a joint program with Venezuela that has restored sight to more than two million patients.

On Monday the Caribbean nation direct the work of the 67th World Health Assembly, which is a recognition of the prestige of Cuban medicine.

Rodriguez recalled that the State guarantees free medical care to all the people and this is enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic.

The development of the health system based on primary health care with emphasis on preventive, has enabled to achieve universal coverage.

This allows important gains, as is the fact that the country ended 2013 with an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per thousand live births, the lowest in its history.

Cuba in 2013 had fulfilled almost all the Millennium Development Goals UN diplomat recalled, adding that now works rapidly in the post 2015 targets.


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