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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


Disaster preparedness strengthened

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

The giant who defied hurricanes

Cubans always saw Fidel on the front line when confronting the threat of military attacks against the Homeland, regardless of the risks to his own life

8,295 patients treated with stem cells

First used in Cuba in February 2004, the advanced procedure is now offered in 14 of the 15 provinces of the country

Havana to host International Convention on Environment and Development

The holding of a colloquium on Fidel’s environmental thought will be one of the main highlights of the opening day of the International Convention on Environment and Development, set to take place in the Havana International Conference Center July 3-7

Ocean Sciences Congress

With more than 400 delegates on hand, the 10th Ocean Sciences Congress, Marcuba 2015, opens today at Havana’s Convention Center

Some rain, but not enough

The remains of tropical storm Erika moved across the country this weekend bringing much-needed rain to all of the nation’s regions. Showers and thunderstorms forecast today, but drought conditions continue.

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

Medical genetics program reduces infant mortality

Through the progressive implementation of the program throughout the country, the infant mortality rate due to congenital anomalies was reduced from 4.2 in 1980, to 0.9 per thousand live births

Life expectancy: 78.45 years

The provinces of Las Tunas and Holguín have a life expectancy of approximately 79.5 years, the highest in the country