Two Cuban doctors, Dr. Miriam Palacios-Callender, a scientist, and Dr. Valia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, a doctor and academic, both residing in the United Kingdom, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy parts to build ventilators for COVID-19 patients in Cuba.... More »
The Armor Committee of the Association of Cuba Coopération France (CubaCoop) has sent a donation of medical equipment and hospital furniture to the province of Cienfuegos. CubaCoop sent more than 20 tonnes of medical equipment and hospital furniture to the pro... More »
In response to a request of the government of South Africa, Cuba will send the specialized Henry Reeve Medical Brigade to provide assistance and support in combating the COVID19 (coronavirus) in that country. The Cuban medical team will arrive today on a speci... More »
The National Center for Biopreparations (BIOCEN) homeopathic medication, BiomodulinaⓇ T, first registered in 1994 to treat compromised immune systems, is being used in Cuba’s COVID-19 battle as a preventive measure. Cuba began using the medication almost 20 ye... More »
The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed China’s support to Cuba during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent telephone call to Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. The two ministers discussed the positive status of diplomatic relations between the two... More »
Dr. Gerardo Guillén Nieto, the Director of Biomedical Research at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), of the BioCubaFarma Group, said a clinical trial is taking place for a vaccine called CIGB 2020 to stimulate the immune system. The v... More »
The Cuban media reports that Interferon Alfa 2b, a pharmaceutical drug made in Cuba has demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients. The drug is also being used in various other countries in the current pandemic. According to... More »
Government food ministers are moving to strengthen food production in the agriculture and food sectors to ensure food delivery and security in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is facing two battles at the same time: the coronavirus pandemic an... More »
More than 45 countries have requested Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B Recombinant, the only drug currently available to combat COVID19 (coronavirus). The drug is manufactured by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) under the brand name Hebero... More »
A Cuban medical brigade made up of 52 professionals, some with experience in combating the Ebola crisis in Africa, arrived in Italy yesterday to assist with the coronavirus outbreak. The medical team known as the Henry Reeve Brigade, 70 percent of whom are wom... More »
On Saturday, 144 health workers belonging to the Henry Reeve Brigade, arrived in Jamaica to provide assistance in combatting the COVID19 (coronavirus) on the island. The medical specialists will join the 40 Cuban health professionals already working in Jamaica... More »
Cuba announced on Friday it will close its borders to non-residents in its efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease. As of Monday, March 23, only Cuban nationals and residents will be allowed to enter Cuba, and will have to stay in q... More »
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