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The office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cuba and the World Fund for Nature Conservation (WWF-Holland) signed on Tuesday in this capital a memorandum of understanding to support Cuba in that sphere.

The Henry Reeve International Contingent of Physicians Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics has saved more than 80,000 lives in about twenty countries where more than 7.000 Cuban voluntary workers have offered their services.

Cuban Public Health Deputy Minister Marcia Cobas began on Friday a three-day working visit to Angola, where she will assess the state of the implementation of the General Agreement on Cooperation between the two countries in different sectors, Prensa Latina reported.

A national meeting of Cuban biotechnology specialists working in the extension to the population of treatments with Heberprot-P®, drug used with remarkable results in diabetic foot ulcers, will take place today and tomorrow in this city.

The government of Saudi Arabia acknowledged on Wednesday the high professionalism of Cuban doctors and appreciated the work of 224 Cuban health specialists in that nation.

Professionals from the National Research Institute of Tropical Viandas (INIVIT by its Spanish acronym) created varieties of cassava, sweet potato, yams and banana genetically engineered to withstand climatic variations.

Cuba´s primary health system has assisted a growing number of citizens this year, who have come to health centers for alternative and traditional medicine techniques and products.

A total of 52 students from the People's Republic of China, 51 in medicine and one in nursing, received on Wednesday at the Main Lecture Hall of the University of Havana their certificates as graduates from the capital's University of Medical Sciences.

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is promoting a research project on risk factors related to chronic non-transmissible diseases in Mayabeque.

The Canadian NGO Help Fight Ebola Canada (HFEC) acknowledged the important contribution of the Cuban government and physicians in the struggle against the global pandemic of Ebola with the handing over of the Friends of Africa Humanity Award, which was received in a special ceremony by the Consul General of Cuba to Toronto, Javier Domokos.

Cuban health authorities announced that with the most recent detection of four new cases of Zika the number of people infected with that diseased climbed to 21 thus far.

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