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Health official praises Cuban Biopharmaceutical Industry

Victor Maqueda, an auditor for the World Health Organization (WHO), spoke to Granma while in Havana attending the Fourth International Workshop on Aseptic Processing in the Biopharmaceutical Industry. "Despite the difficulties related to infrastructure and access to certain specific materials, the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry is today one of the most internationally recognized thanks to the sustained development of new products of a high degree of added value, and the security achieved in obtaining them." Read More

Foreigners to attend Cuban Nursing Congress

Delegates from 20 countries have confirmed participation in the 12th Congress of the Cuban Nursing Society, scheduled from May 28 to June 1 in Havana. Read More

Cuba to make functional evaluation of the elderly

Cuba's Research Center on Longevity, Aging and Health (CITED) is developing a laboratory to assess the physiological functions of senior citizens. A multidisciplinary team of the institution located in Havana has been working on the project for 15 years. Read More

St. Vincents Prime Minister to remain in Cuba for treatment

Officials in St. Vincent and the Grenadines say that Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves will remain in Cuba for another week to recover from injuries he sustained in a car accident last month. Read More

Eastern Cuba fights smoking

The eastern Cuban province of Ciego de Avila has reported good results in fighting smoking. Read More

Cuba offers three levels of physiotherapy training

<p align="left">There are three levels in the physiotherapy course offered in Cuba. The first level is called basic technician and is attained after one year of intensive hands-on training. The second level, (superior) technician is attained at the end of the third year. If you continue to the fifth year you would complete the third and final level which is called &#39;Licensing&#39;. This final level is a specialization. Read More

642 pre-medical students to constitute last batch for Cuba: HEC

<div align="left">A total of 642 pre-medical students will constitute the last batch under 1000 Scholarships in General Medicine Studies in Cuba. The programme has been jointly sponsored by the Republic of Cuba and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.<br /><br />The Cuban government had announced the scholarship for 1000 Pakistani students at the time when Cuba&#39;s medical and relief team arrived in Pakistan in 2005 to help earthquake affectees in NWFP and AJK.<br /> Read More

Daniel Ortega thanked Cuba for medical assistance

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega publicly thanked Cuba for medical assistance being supplied by the island through medical teams working in his country as part of an initiative of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), an effort in support of Latin American integration. Read More

Over 240 health workers back in Sancti Spiritus

Over 240 health workers from the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus have already returned home during the last six months after having successfully fulfilled their missions in different Third World countries. Read More

The retired ones in style

Cuba, with nearly 15% of its older adult population (about 1 600 000)develops assistance models destined to guarantee an acceptable life quality to those who in many ways were useful to society for a long time. Read More

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