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
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.
Sao Tome and Principe
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE