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Irma, a hurricane to remember

According to preliminary reports, the flooding caused by Hurricane Irma is perhaps the most severe to have affected Havana’s coastline to date, with over 1.5 meters of water in some areas

SINCE 1999

Cuba eliminates acute hepatitis B in children

No cases of acute hepatitis B in children under five years of age reported in the county since 1999, and none in those under 15 since 2006

11th International Convention on Environment and Development begins today

Delegates from over 25 countries, together with ministers, vice ministers, academics and representatives of international organizations, will participate in the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which opens today in the Havana International Conference Center, and will session through this Friday, July 7


Disaster preparedness strengthened

Annual disaster preparedness exercises, Meteoro 2016, successfully conducted across the island May 14-15

A natural barrier protecting Cuba's coastline

The recovery of the country's most damaged mangroves is prioritized in a state plan to confront climate change approved by the Council of Ministers this past April

Navigating toward the future

The innovative Swiss vessel Race for Water Odyssey, powered solely by renewable energy, chose Cuba as the second stop on its five-year voyage around the world

Clinical trials of promising Cuban monoclonal antibody expanded

Registered in Cuba to treat head, neck, brain (in children and adults), esophageal and more recently, pancreatic tumors, with encouraging results, the humanized monoclonal antibody, nimotuzumab, is currently subject to 27 clinical trials to ensure its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of a further 11 types of cancer

A talent for doing the impossible

With his proverbial optimism he taught our researchers to overcome major obstacles and never give up on realizing even the most utopian of dreams

Over 65,000 Cuban patients treated with Heberprot-P

The medication, developed by a team of researchers at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, was first applied in the province of Sancti Spíritus in June 2007