The General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, has acknowledged Cuba's achievements in the immunization of the population against preventable diseases such as poliomyelitis and many others.
During the opening ceremony of the 16th Vaccination Week of the Americas, he said that Cuba is the perfect place for this celebration since it has universal access to vaccines and exports those products to save lives.
The WHO leader thanked the island for its example and for its role in the protection of children around the world.
Through the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), the largest in Cuba, the island provides 44 countries with high-quality vaccines at an affordable price, he added.
On the other hand, Adhanom pointed out that thanks to technology transfer, the Caribbean country shared its knowledge with countries such as Brazil, China, Iran and Viet Nam, which represents true global solidarity.