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Ghanaian Embassy donates toys to children's hospital in Havana

The Ghanaian embassy in Cuba delivered a donation of toys to children at the William Soler Pediatric Cardiology Hospital in Havana on Wednesday. The ambassador of the West African country, Cecilia Gyan Amoah, told the Cuban News Agency (ACN) that the donation is a small gift in return for the immense assistance and friendship that Cuba has shown to her nation since 1959 Read More

Cuba Donates Eye Hospital to Panama

Cuba s Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque is due to open in Panama on Friday an ophthalmologic center, donated by Havana, to offer free eye surgery for low-income Panamanian patients. Read More

Cuba Convenes Int'l Longevity Congress

The Caribbean Medical Association (AMECA) and the 120 Years Club convene on Wednesday the 5th International Congress on Satisfactory Longevity: Integral Vision, to be run on May 22 through 25 in La Havana. Read More

Cuba, a quarter billion polio shots

Over 260,000 doses of polio vaccines have been applied in Cuba since the first vaccination campaign 45 years ago Monday, in the Cuban Revolution s drive to immunize children against poliomyelitis. Read More

Cuba develops artificial skin for burn patients

Cuban specialists are developing polymeric membranes that could be used as artificial skin for patients with third-degree burns. The project is being carried out by specialists from the laboratory of the National Center for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA) Read More

Cuba produces instructional DVD on non-intrusive paediatric surgery

The recording shows 1,500 operations performed on children between 1993 and 2005 Read More

Cuba gets first Muslim medical students from Pakistan

The first group of 27 Pakistani students has arrived in Cuba and 368 more students will also follow them, said education official Dr S Mehmood Raza, an education official, during an orientation session organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday for students wants to study in Cuba. Read More

Eye operations from Cuba coming soon

The scheme under which Barbadians will receive high tech eye operations in Cuba should start soon. News of this has come from Cuba's Ambassador to Barbados Pedro Garcia, during a courtesy call on General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party, Dr. William Duguid. Read More

Cuban National Anti-Doping Program Consolidated

The Anti-Doping Laboratory of Cuba, opened in 2001, consolidates the national program against drugs in sports, said scientific bulletin En Red. En Red said that during 2006, 2,000 tests were done in the installation, and Mario Granda, its director, assures no Cuban athlete was punished for using illegal substances, though there were cases to whom other tests were necessary. Read More

Half million of Latin Americans recover vision in Cuba

Over half a million of Latin Americans recovered their vision thanks to an ophthalmologic program Operacion Milagros developed between Cuba and Venezuela since 2004. Among those receiving the benefits there are 306 thousand Venezuelans and 100 thousand Cubans, expressed the Island Deputy Foreign Minister Yiliam Jimenez to the full session of the 9 International Meeting on Globalization and Development Problems. Read More

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