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Health Conferences and Workshops in Varadero

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Not only do health conferences take place in Cuba’s capital city, Havana, but they have also been scheduled in the resort town of Varadero, about an hour’s drive from the city. The most popular places for conference locations is in one of three five star hotel... More »

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Upcoming Health Conferences in Havana

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The beginning of another year hails in the new conference season in Havana. Over the years, the city has earned the reputation as a premier destination for health sector events in the Latin American-Caribbean region. This year’s congresses cover a broad range ... More »

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BioCubaPharma and Minsap Working to Resolve Drug Shortages

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Senior officials from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) and BioCubaFarma, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries group, have told a press conference that since 2016, chronic shortages of pharmaceuticals have occurred in the Cuban healthcare... More »

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US Embargo Harming Children with Cancer

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A recent panel consisting of some of Cuba’s leading doctors and medical specialists was held at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology (INOR) in Havana.  The Panel discussed the negative consequences of the United States embargo against Cuba’s public... More »

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Cuba’s 75% Success Rate in Curing Childhood Cancer

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As early as 2014, Cuban cancer specialists such as Dr. Sergio Machín, hematology specialist and clinical pediatrician at the Hematology and Immunology Institute (IHI) were reporting a greater than 75% success rate in the curing of childhood cancer. Childhood l... More »

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Varadero – Sun, Sea and Healthcare

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If you’re seeking sun, sand and azure blue sea, Varadero offers it all. About 40 resort hotels built along the beachfront have been catering to tourists who are mostly seeking the ideal winter escape paradise. What you probably didn’t know is that this very fa... More »

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La Pradera International Health Center

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Nestled in a quiet neighborhood called Siboney in the west of Havana under tall palm trees, the Pradera International Health Center rises like an oasis in paradise. This is the scene that greets one after a long journey by taxi through the bustling streets of ... More »

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Cuba Begins HIV Vaccine Phase One Trials

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A new vaccine from Cuba aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is beginning phase one of clinical trials. The vaccine is believed to improve the quality of life of HIV patients. Yayri Caridad Prieto Correa, a r... More »

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Cuba’s Rising Star in the Medical Tourism Industry

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Cuba.  It’s only 90 miles south of the United States of America.  Last year Patients Beyond Borders estimated some 1,400,000 Americans would travel outside of the US to find medical treatment.  Where are they going?  The Mexican option may end soon.  Costa Ric... More »

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