Havana, Cuba, Dec 11.- Over five thousand diabetic patients saved their lives in Cuba this year due to a national medical programme that gives special care to the victims of a disease in expansion, that already affects over three hundred and seventy one million persons around the world.
Buenos Aires, Dec 5.- The 43-year Cuban experience in kidney transplants was presented by doctor Jorge P. Alfonzo at the 22nd Latin American and Caribbean Congress on this surgical procedure, which ended yesterday night in this capital.
Havana, Cuba, Dec 4.- Cuban medical cooperation has saved thousands of lives in Haiti, said Dr. Michel Escalona, deputy coordinator of the Cuban medical brigade that has worked in that nation for 15 years.
By Jessica Castillo Nápoles/Radio Cadena Agramonte.
Cuba marks today the 180th anniversary of Carlos J. Finlay’s birthday and the 80th anniversary of the institutionalization of the Día de la Medicina Latinoamericana (Latin American Medicine Day) with the biggest graduation in medicine: 11,000 physicians, of whom 5,315 are Cubans and the rest of them are coming from 59 countries.
Washington, Dec 2.- A group of scientists created a scanner capable of detecting very small tumors that are invisible to devices usually used to identify cancer at its earliest stage.
Brasilia, Nov 29.- The third phase of the program called More Doctors Brazil started today with a new call for national and international health professionals interested in providing their services in municipalities and rural areas of this country.
Sancti Spiritus, Nov 29.- Cuba has reduced by over 80 percent the mortality rate due to heart diseases in children less than one year of age during the last three decades, as informed on Thursday during the National Workshop on Pediatric Cardiology, under way in this province.
Havana, Cuba, Nov 28.- Some 58 thousand Venezuelan patients have received medical treatment in Cuba during the past 13 years as a result of the Venezuela-Cuba integral medical treatment agreement.
Geneva, Nov 28.- The human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a major public health problem worldwide, and has killed 36 million people to date, according to the World Health Organization.
Luanda, Nov 27.- Health services of the Angolan Armed Forces General Staff began a pilot test for new technology that makes it possible to detect the AIDS virus using a computer, the Jornal de Angola reported today.