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Cuban Embassy participates in health conference at Kuwait University
April 21, 2015, 6:48 pm
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Faculty of Social Sciences at Kuwait University launched for the first time on 21 April, a week-long event dedicated to Latin America and Caribbean countries, which saw enthusiastic participation by embassies from the region.

A health conference organized by the Embassy of Cuba and held on the opening day the ‘Latin America and Caribbean week’, was attended by His Excellency Andrés González Garrido, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Kuwait along with Dr. Rafael UlloaIbargollin MD and Ms. RidelFeblesSanabria Jesus Rodriguez Cabrera Lianet MD and SC, who are conducting specialized research in diabetes at DasmanDiabetic Institute.

Speaking at the conference Dr. Ibargolin andMs.Sanabria explained about the public health services in Cuba and effects of Cuban biotechnology on the health care system in the country.

Pointing out that the Ministry of Health in Cuba provides the populationwith a access to over 219 hospital centers, 160 dental clinics, 13 research centers, 26 blood banks and other health related infrastructure, Ms. Lainet confirmed that the state’s priority to health services for the people is shown not only by the number of hospital centers throughout the country but also by the equipment bought for such hospitals.

Further development in the health sector involves an ambitious hospital redesigning and extension program, which is being implemented and equipped with state of the art medical equipment for accurate diagnosisof all diseases.

Elaborating ondevelopment of biotechnology in Cuba she said that, first attempts for developing the biotechnology industry in Cuba started with the foundation of the Biological Front, a professional interdisciplinary forum designed to explore potential applications of this emerging science.

This later led to the establishment of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) and manufacture of Heberprot P, a drug developed to treat diabetic foot ulcers in diabetic patients.

The total number of countries where Cuba provides medical cooperation is 120 with a total of medical personal of 135,000. ELAM (Latin-American school of  Medice, Havana) has formed 15,000 foreign doctors. Fight against Ebola in Western Africa participated by country:

Sierra Leone: 165
Guinea Conakry: 34
Liberia: 49

Countries in which Cuba provides health collaboration by region in 2014 are America, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Argentina, Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Dominica, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Ecuador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, El Salvador, Saint Vincent and lasGranadinas, Granada, St. Lucia, Guatemala, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Uruguay and Honduras.

SAHARAN AFRICA
Angola
Equatorial Guinea
Botswana
Lesotho
Burkina Faso
Liberia
Burundi
Mozambique
Cape Verde
Namibia
Chad
Niger
Congo

RASD

Djibouti
Sao Tome and Principe
Eritrea
Seychelles
Ethiopia
Sierra Leone
Gabon
South Africa
Gambia
Swaziland
Ghana
Tanzania
Guinea Bissau
Uganda
Guinea Conakry
Zimbabwe

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Algeria
Qatar
Saudi Arabia

EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Kiribati
Bhutan
Laos
China
Nauru
Vanuatu island
Timor Leste
Japan

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Portugal

Madhuri Awale
Staff Writer

 

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