Cuba: Diaz-Canel Says Health Cooperation will Never be Mercantile

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Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated Thursday that the island’s cooperation in the field of health will never be mercantile, and will always be guided by the values ​​of humanism, solidarity and internationalism.

Cuba Ends 2018 with Lowest Maternal-infant Mortality Rates Ever

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Cuba is set to end the year with the lowest maternal-infant mortality rate in its history. The current figure stands at 3.9 for every 1,000 live births, according to an official source speaking before the second period of ordinary sessions of the Cuban Parliament’s ninth legislature.

Holguín Hospital to Extend Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Treatment

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Ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for patients with chronic kidney failure in Holguín. This procedure, practiced in the "Lucía Iñiguez Landín" hospital since 2013, contributes to the purification of the kidney by using the membrane of the abdomen as a kind of natural filter, which prolongs the survival of patients.

More than 600 Holguín Doctors Have Returned from Brazil

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More than 600 doctors from Holguín province have returned to their homes since the Cuban Ministry of Public Health decided to withdraw from the More Doctors program in Brazil, due to the hostile attitude of the president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro.

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Close to Being the Second Deadliest

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The Ebola epidemic affecting the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is close to becoming the second deadliest in the history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.