Roseau, February 2, 2019. A total of 28 269 medical consultations carried out in 2018, the Cuban medical brigade that provides services in the sister nation of Dominica. The figure was announced by the head of the brigade, Dr. Isolina López Cardoso, at the meeting held yesterday night, February 1, 2018, at the Hospital Princesa Margarita, the main hospital in the country; in which the results of the work carried out last year were analyzed. The number of consultations represents 39% of the total population of Dominica, whose figure exceeds 73 thousand inhabitants.
On January 16, 2019, the US State Department announced the decision to suspend, only for 45 days, the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “in order to conduct a careful review ...in light of the national interests of the United States and the efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba, and include factors such as the Cuba’s regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.” (READ THE FULL TEXT)
The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that moment the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the double purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.
Statement by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in the "Nelson Mandela Peace Summit”
We are so happy and take comfort in the fact that the United Nations General Assembly is convening a peace summit, and that such summit has been named after Nelson Mandela.