Cuban Professor of Medicine Awarded Brazilian Distinction

Brazil’s Dr. Arthur Dominguez Pinto Distinction of Scientific Merit was awarded to Jose Emilio Fernandez Brito, Professor Emeritus with the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana and permanent member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences

Cuba to Host First Int’l Congress of ELAM Graduates

The first International Congress of Graduates from Havana’s Latin American Medical School will take placeApril 20-25 in Santiago de Cuba with doctors from around 20 countries expected to participate

Endocrinology Congresses Inaugurated in Havana

The 7th Congress of Endocrinology and the 3rd Congress of Pediatric Endocrinology were inaugurated on Wednesday morning, and will run until Friday at Havana’s Convention Center

US Hospitals Still Facing Infections

The US hospitals are still showing very high figures of deaths by infections after surgeries, reported The New York Times daily. According to the Medical Insurance and Quality Investigation Bureau so far in 2009 deceases associated to blood infections increased in 8 percent and 4 percent in patients with catheter already operated

More than 370,000 Cubans Immunized so far against the A H1N1 Virus

A total of 373,438 Cubans have so far been immunized against the pandemic A H1N1 virus, which represents 33.3% of the over one million citizens who will receive this vaccine on the island

Cuba Exhibits Clean Sheet on Under-5 Children Deaths due to Diabetes

The President of the Children Endocrinology Society, Frank Carvajal, stated that for over two decades no deaths due to diabetes among Cuban children of five years of age or less have been reported

Cuba Expands Control of Malaria in Africa

The Management Group of Cuba’s Pharmaceutical Biological Laboratories (LABIOFAM) has expanded the control of malaria in Africa, where this disease kills two million people every year, according to an announcement made in this capital by Doctor José Antonio Fraga

Drought Costs Costa Rica Six Million Dollars

Drought caused by El Nino phenomenon cost Costa Rica more than six million dollars between 2009 and the first month of the year

Nearly 200,000 Cubans Vaccinated Against A-H1N1 Influenza Virus

Almost 200,000 Cuban citizens were immunized against the A-H1N1 influenza virus during the first week of an ongoing nationwide vaccination campaign that began on April 1

First Information Open Access Forum in Cuba

The first forum to be held in Cuba for Open Access Information will be a part of the International Information Technology Congress (INFO 2010) that will be in session from April 19 to 23, informed the Organizing Committee


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