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President Díaz-Canel receives WHO and PAHO directors

President Díaz-Canel receives WHO and PAHO directors

President Díaz-Canel receives WHO and PAHO directors

Cuba, Apr 24 – The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), this Monday afternoon, both of whom are participating in the “Cuba Salud 2018” (Cuba Health) International Convention and the “Salud para Todos 2018” (Health for All) Fair, taking place in Havana. Continue reading

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WHO approves first conjugated vaccine against typhoid fever

WHO approves first conjugated vaccine against typhoid fever

WHO approves first conjugated vaccine against typhoid fever

Geneva, Jan 5th  – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the approval of the first conjugate vaccine against typhoid fever suitable for children over six months in countries where the disease is endemic. Continue reading

WHO Warns of Malaria Risk

WHO Warns of Malaria Risk

WHO Warns of Malaria Risk

Geneva, Apr 25  –  About 3.2 billion people, almost half of the world’s population, are at risk of malaria, warns the WHO on the occasion of the World Day for this disease, held every April 25. Continue reading

WHO rewards Cuba’s Henry Reeve Contingent for international solidarity efforts

WHO rewards Cuba's Henry Reeve Contingent for international solidarity efforts

WHO rewards Cuba’s Henry Reeve Contingent for international solidarity efforts

Cuba, Feb 1st – On January 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded its Prize for Public Health to Cuba’s Henry Reeve Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts combating natural disasters and serious epidemics. Continue reading

WHO Thanks Cuba’s Support to Face Ebola

WHO Thanks Cuba's Support to Face Ebola

WHO Thanks Cuba’s Support to Face Ebola

Geneva, Sep 13 – The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, thanked today here the generosity of Cuba and its medical professionals in the country which will help contain the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history. Continue reading