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A clinical trial with Heberferon will begin this year in Cuba in about 300 patients with renal carcinoma, announced Dr. Iraldo Bello, expert who developed the product at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB by its Spanish acronym).

A therapeutic vaccine aimed at reducing the viral load of patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which has an impact on the quality of life of patients, is currently in phase one of the clinical trial, in which its safety is studied.

The William Soler Pedriatric Hospital in Havana has reduced infant mortality in congenital heart conditions from 3.5 per one thousand live births in 1980 to less of 0.5 since 2015 according to the institution's statistics.

The Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean published on its website on Sunday an article on a sampling expedition of the Caribbean Sea.

On the occasion of the World Cancer Day, celebrated every February 4th, Cuba will develop for the seventh time a campaign of education, prevention and diagnosis of pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions.

The Executive Council of the World Health Organization (WHO) granted the Doctor Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to the Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.

The Center for Research and Development of Medicines (CIDEM by its Spanish acronym), belonging to BioCubaFarma business group, has 48 projects in research of products for human use, announced an expert of that institution.

Cuba reduced its infant mortality rate to 4.3 per thousand live births in 2016, thus staying among the best countries in the world in this health indicator, according to Minister of Health Roberto Morales.

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