Cuban Medical Collaboration Program: the Best Show of Altruism

More than 85 million people have been seen by Cuban medical personnel, with an estimated 615,000 lives having been saved to date. This solidarity reaches all continents

After 45 years of existence, the Cuban Medical Collaboration Program continues as a model and a cornerstone of the nation’s international policy, as well as one the highest forms of altruism ever showed to sister nations.

Currently, more than 36,500 collaborators of the health system, including professionals and technicians, offer their services in 73 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa; the number of countries will rise to 81 in 2008.

Throughout all these years, they have saved an estimated 614,383 lives, seen 85,099,737 patients, and they have performed 221,712 surgeries.

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Cuban Scientists For Eradicating Dengue

Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are working with new entomological data on the elimination and control of the mosquito spreading the dengue fever.

A research by the "Pedro Kouri" Tropical Medicine Institute is dealing with the eradication of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the daily incidence of female adult and the strict control during the larvae stage.

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