Tag Archives: medical cooperation

November 30, 2012

Cuba Central Newsblast:Double Talk at State and Doubling Down on USAID’s Regime Change Strategy

We report on a flurry of activity concerning the case of Alan Gross, just days before the third anniversary of his arrest in Cuba, an event marked at a press conference in Washington this morning by his wife Judy Gross, understandably disconsolate, with his lawyer, Jared Genser, by her side…. read more »

July 11, 2012

Cuba to Graduate 11,000 Doctors

Havana Times- Cuban medical schools expect to graduate this month around 11,000 doctors, among them 5,694 foreigners, which is the highest number of graduates in medicine in the country’s history, noted the official press on Wednesday. The foreign graduates come from 59 countries, said “Granma” newspaper. The countries with the most… read more »

July 9, 2012

Cuba’s biotech industry expands globally with diabetes aid

Xinhua- Cuba will have its diabetes drug tested in the European Union (EU) for the first time, signaling the island country’s biotech industry is embarking on a global expansion, the official Gramma daily reported Monday. The Heberprot-P, which was developed to curb diabetes-related amputations, would start advanced clinical trials in 100… read more »

March 23, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL News Blast: Benedict and the Balancing Act; Googling the Heritage Foundation; U.S. Ponders Oil Crisis Response Plans

As old saying goes, where you stand depends on where you sit.  As the New York Times reported this week, Cuba’s Cardinal Ortega, the priests, the faithful, the protestors in Cuba, the diaspora in Miami, official Washington, and many others have assigned great expectations to the visit of Pope Benedict… read more »

March 5, 2012

Ukraine, Cuba agree on production of medicines

Interfax-Ukraine- The National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the State Affairs Department and the Cuban ambassador to Ukraine have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the production of vaccines and medicines. According to the document, a delegation of Ukrainian experts and medical scientists is to visit Cuba soon to… read more »

February 26, 2012

Cuban doctor denied application for permanent residence

Alfonso Chardy, the Miami Herald – When Osmil Atila Reyes learned that the United States welcomed Cuban doctors deployed in third countries, he fled his post in Venezuela, where he served as a dentist. While Reyes made it to Miami, the U.S. government has yet to formally welcome him. Reyes,… read more »

November 14, 2011

Cuba makes cancer breakthrough

When it comes to health care, the U.S. embargo of Cuba is a double-edged sword.  While U.S. sanctions come with some medical exceptions, the embargo has hurt the Cuban health care system, for example, by hindering Cuba’s ability to purchase or repair diagnostic equipment.  The embargo, as Dr. Peter Bourne… read more »

November 7, 2011

Cuba Takes Lead Role in Haiti’s Cholera Fight

Randal C. Archibold, The New York Times, Mirebalais, Haiti — The family from a nearby village arrived at the small hospital here vomiting and with uncontrollable diarrhea, at first glance maybe a typical case of consuming bad food or water. But the fluid loss was tremendous and unstoppable; two of… read more »

April 7, 2011

Former US President Clinton Recognizes Cuban Cooperation in Haiti

Cuban News Agency, Havana – Former US president William Clinton, UN special envoy to Haiti, admitted on Wednesday the importance of the Cuban cooperation in that country, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 and by the cholera epidemics. The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, transmitted the recognition to… read more »