The National Program on the Prevention and Control of Mouth Cancer of the Ministry of Public Health has placed Cuba among the first nations in the world with high rates of curable malignant tumors placing the island in 10th place.
Over one thousand experts from around the world are gathering till Friday in Havana for the First International Convention on Science and Technology, which has been organized by the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry.
The Cuban government decided to send a medical brigade to Haiti, taking into account the dire affectations caused by Hurricane Matthew that hit the Caribbean nation last October 4.
With 165-kilometer-per hour sustained winds and higher gusts, Matthews became a category two hurricane overnight and continues to intensify as it moves on Caribbean waters.
A communiqué issued by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health points out that since 2013, at the request of the government of President Dilma Rousseff and with the participation of the Pan-American Health Organization, Cuba joined the "More Doctors" program.