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The Health Minister of Brazil, Arthur Chioro, highlighted on Tuesday in this capital that Cuba's contribution to the program "Mas Medicos" (More Doctors), promoted by President Dilma Rousseff, has made it possible to expand consultations and services in communities, benefiting millions of compatriots.

HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 20 (acn) Havana is hosting the international Health 2005 Convention and Commercial Fair Health for All as the two major events of Cuban public health which are being attended by delegations from 50 nations of the world and 40 health ministers.

Local authorities in eastern Guantanamo province, where scarce rainfall and severe drought affects the territory, have begun to limit water supply the large state entities and called on the population to rational use of water, which is being supplied through cistern trucks.

Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales, member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, gave on Thursday in this capital a Cuban flag to the medical brigade that left for Chile to mitigate the effects of the disaster caused by heavy rain.

Experts of the Pan-American and World Health organizations praised the results of the program of eastern Santiago de Cuba province to prevent and eliminate the mother-child transmission of HIV/AIDS and syphilis.

Theodor Friedrich, representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), asserted on Tuesday in this city that in Cuba there's political willingness to boost productive practices without degrading soils.

The draft of landscape approach to conservation in Cuba of mountain ecosystems contributes to the preservation of the environment and sustainable development, said today in this city Myrta Kaulard, representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Nearly half a million Cuban children will be immunized at the 54th National Anti- Polio Vaccination Campaign, which first phase will take place from March 9 to 15, Dr. Miguel Angel Galindo, an official of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), announced.

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