New Vaccine Development In Cuba

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
New Vaccine Development In Cuba

The Cuban Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry institution, BioCubaFarma, is developing new vaccines to increase the effectiveness and security indicators of pre-clinical trials conducted on the population.

Cuba Prepared for Possible Radioactive Events

Published on: Vol.16, 2016
Cuba Prepared for Possible Radioactive Events

Following a massive accident caused by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Cuban government adopted a number of measures to confront and manage the possible consequences of a similar situation on the island.

Nuclear Medicine Saves Lives in Cuba

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Nuclear Medicine Saves Lives in Cuba

The Isotope Centre (CENTIS in Spanish) guarantees a better quality of life to Cuban patients who benefit from their supply of all the radio-drugs used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Cuba: Reference Point For Social Progress

Published on: Vol.14, 2016
Cuba: Reference Point For Social Progress

Rafael Cuestas, International Coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Cuba has said that the Island “is a focal point for range social issues, particularly regarding responses to the needs of an ageing population and the development of youth programs.”

Praise for Biodiversity Protection in Cuba

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Praise for Biodiversity Protection in Cuba

The United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) has praised Cuba’s work on the care and conservation of its biodiversity, especially in the north-central Sabana-Camaguey ecosystem, that encompasses 35 protected sites.Myrtha Kaular, the resident UNPD representative in Cuba highlighted work to preserve its flora, fauna and ecosystems.

Beaches Protected Against the Effects of Global Warming

Published on: Vol.12, 2016
Beaches Protected Against the Effects of Global Warming

Cuba is implementing an ongoing series of scientific engineering interventions to protect the ecosystems on some 430 beaches at risk from rising temperatures on the planet.

Psychologists In A Peaceful Colombia

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Psychologists In A Peaceful Colombia

Wilson Lopez, the permanent secretary of the Ibero- American Psychology ederation, has said that Colombian psychologists will work on the creation of new cultural identity models once peace has been attained.

Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine Specialists to Meet in Cuba

Published on: Vol.11, 2016
Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine Specialists to Meet in Cuba

Some 700 delegates from Latin America, Europe, the CARICOM member countries and the United States will attend the first Cuban Congress on Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine, scheduled to run from July 1-3 at Havana’s Convention Center.

Anti-homophobia Campaign in Cuba

Published on: Vol.10, 2016
Anti-homophobia Campaign in Cuba

Gala performances, parades, dancing, academic debates and even a sport festival characterize the new Cuban campaign against homophobia and transphobia launched on May 10 in Havana.

Cardiology at the Heart of the Cuban Health System

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Cardiology at the Heart of the Cuban Health System

April was the month of the heart in Cuba and the arrival of Spring also saw the arrival of renowned interventionist and nuclear cardiology specialists to the Island.

Havana, the Venue for Health Promotion

Published on: Vol.9, 2016
Havana, the Venue for Health Promotion

The second International Congress on Health Promotion was held in March in Havana, with debates focused on strategies and projects for preventing diseases like the zika virus and HIV/ AIDS from spreading further in Latin America, as well as debates on food sustainability and nicotine poisoning in the region.

International Nuclear Physicists Meet in Havana

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
International Nuclear Physicists Meet in Havana

The uses of nuclear physics in anticancer treatments were the focus during the meeting on medical applications of the fifth generation of particle accelerators, which recently took place at Havana’s Hotel Nacional.

Young People Protect Turtles in Biosphere Reserve

Published on: Vol.8, 2016
Young People Protect Turtles in Biosphere Reserve

Almost thirty years after its inauguration, the biosphere Reserve of the Guanacahabibes Peninsula showcases Cuba’s endemic wildlife and also offers ways to conserve it.

Cities and Universities Meet in Porto Alegre

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Cities and Universities Meet in Porto Alegre

BRASILIA.- The third Meeting of Cities and Universities will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from April 11 to 13, with debates focused on local and cultural development, social inclusion, territorial planning and environment.

Havana Information Technology Convention Success

Published on: Vol.7, 2016
Havana Information Technology Convention Success

The XVI edition of the International Computerization Convention 2016, concluded successfully in Havana, with workshops, conferences, a trade fair and exchanges between experts having taken place, allowing Cuba to display the manner in which the process the computerization of society is unfolding.

Connecting Societies

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Connecting Societies

The process of the computerization of the Cuban society, multimedia, free software and social networks are some of the main topics of the 16th International Information Technology Convention and Fair, 2016, which welcomes specialists from more than 20 countries.

Paddling from the Amazon to the Caribbean Again

Published on: Vol.6, 2016
Paddling from the Amazon to the Caribbean Again

Sections of the canoeing expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean will be covered again as part of celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of that journey, the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man announced in Havana.

Cuba Besieges Zika Virus

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Cuba Besieges Zika Virus

With not one single case reported, Cuba spares no preventive efforts to fight the zika virus, which has spread worldwide and records a high number of cases in Latin America.

Cuba and Russia Bolster Biomedical Cooperation

Published on: Vol.5, 2016
Cuba and Russia Bolster Biomedical Cooperation

A group of Russian companies belonging to the Skolkovo Foundation and Cuba’s Heber Biotec S.A company signed four memorandums of understanding intended to strengthen strategic cooperation in biomedicine.

CENSA, A Center for Animal, Plant and Human Health

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
CENSA, A Center for Animal, Plant and Human Health

The need to preserve and improve animal, plant and human health was the main objective for the creation in Cuba of a scientific center coping with this task.

U.S. Neuroscientists Interested in Cuban Medicine

Published on: Vol.4, 2016
U.S. Neuroscientists Interested in Cuban Medicine

Doctors from the Neurology department at the Children‘s Hospital in Miami expressed their interest in coming to Cuba as part of solidarity efforts with Caribbean countries, press sources reported in the eastern Cuban province of Camagüey.

Archaeological study of Havana Bay Revealed

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Archaeological study of Havana Bay Revealed

HAVANA.- A new investigation has revealed that the Havana Bay was populated by flamingos, Cuban trogons, parrots, macaws and other birds that arenot currently seen in the capital of Cuba.

Cuban Sciences under Development

Published on: Vol.3, 2016
Cuban Sciences under Development

After almost six decades involved in research, the Cuban scientific community recently celebrated its day with different contributions for improving environmental preservation, human health, agricultural, livestock and technical development, among others.

Historic Climate Change Agreement Signed In Paris

Published on: Vol.1, 2016
Historic Climate Change Agreement Signed In Paris

Cuba joined in the world call made in Paris, France, during the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, which closed with a new world agreement to preserve life on the planet.

Oxfam Forum Addresses Drought and Disaster Risk

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Oxfam Forum Addresses Drought and Disaster Risk

Disaster risk reduction and the effects of the climatological phenomenon El Niño were among the principal topics for discussion at the Oxfam sponsored regional III Humanitarian Forum in Havana, an international confederation working on such issues in more than 90 countries.

Biometeorological Forecast Essential for Better Quality of Life

Published on: Vol.22, 2015
Biometeorological Forecast Essential for Better Quality of Life

The actions carried out all over the world for improving human beings’ quality of life include debates among scholars on the need to provide timely information with views to prevent some diseases.

Cuba for New AIDSfree Generations

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Cuba for New AIDSfree Generations

HAVANA.- The number of people currently infected by HIV in the world totals more than 35.3 million, and 3.34 million of them are children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Marine Sciences Bind Cuba and USA Together

Published on: Vol.21, 2015
Marine Sciences Bind Cuba and USA Together

HAVANA._ The tenth Congress of Marine Sciences, MARCUBA 2015, laid the foundations for closer work between scientific communities from Cuba and the United States, according to its organizers.

France Appreciates Cuba’s Contribution To Paris Climate Change Summit

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
France Appreciates Cuba’s Contribution To Paris Climate Change Summit

Speaking in Havana, the French ambassador in Cuba, Jean-Marie Bruno, highlighted Cuba’s contribution to the advancement of the next United Nations Climate Conference, COP21, to be held soon in Paris.

Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Captivate U.S. Businesspeople

Published on: Vol.20, 2015
Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Captivate U.S. Businesspeople

The economic exchange between Cuba and the United States is taking small steps forward, but taking into consideration the body of laws that have governed it for more than fifty years, these steps could be compared to miles.

Promising Results in Cell Therapy

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Promising Results in Cell Therapy

In Cuba, stem cell therapy; the use of bioactive proteins with the capacity to regenerate damaged tissues and perform in vivo tissue engineering (practiced directly on individuals) are methods that Cuba has included in regenerative medicine.

Cuba to Increase Use of Renewable Energy Sources

Published on: Vol.19, 2015
Cuba to Increase Use of Renewable Energy Sources

With a view of the protection of the population, nature and the environment, priority is being given in Cuba to a program for the development of renewable energy sources for the generation of electricity.

Progress in Sexual Rights Issue

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Progress in Sexual Rights Issue

Cuba’s achievements in sexual rights issues were recognized during the seventh Cuban Congress on Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy recently held at Havana’s Convention Center, as highlighted in an interview between The Havana Reporter and the leftwing representative of the German Bundestag, Harald Petzold, who is also the speaker on sexuality issues.

Cuba’s Aid in Fighting Ebola Praised

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
Cuba’s Aid in Fighting Ebola Praised

British ambassador in Cuba, Tim Cole, praised the participation of the Cuban medical brigade in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

International Criminology Symposium in Havana

Published on: Vol.18, 2015
International Criminology Symposium in Havana

With the objective of exchanging information from a professional point of view and bringing scientific results up to date, the Cuban capital hosted the 9th International Symposium on Criminology Technique, Tecnicrim 2015, from September 23 to 25.

Cuba Eliminates Substances that Deplete Ozone Layer

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Cuba Eliminates Substances that Deplete Ozone Layer

Experts in Cuba have undertaken the initialization of a new plant based on Japanese technology to deal with the destruction of substances that cause Ozone Layer depletion.

Significant Nanotechnology Advance

Published on: Vol.17, 2015
Significant Nanotechnology Advance

Nanotechnology science and its application to the life sciences in particular, could become, in conjunction with other scientific sectors, one of Cuba’s development bases in the not too distant future.

Domineering Drought in Cuba

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Domineering Drought in Cuba

In 2015, Cuba has shown a worrying lack of rain as in the first seven months of the year only 70% of the usual average rainfall for the country during this period was reported.

Cuban Doctors Bring Health to Brazil’s Favelas

Published on: Vol.16, 2015
Cuban Doctors Bring Health to Brazil’s Favelas

In the favelas, the indigenous districts and the poorest places in Brazil where a doctor has never checked in, Cuban health collaborators are present who are integrating the More Doctors program into this enormous South American country.

French Company Evaluates Cuban Vaccine Against Chronic Hepatitis B

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
French Company Evaluates Cuban Vaccine Against Chronic Hepatitis B

HeberNasvac®, the new Cuban vaccine for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B created by scientists from the Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB in Spanish), is going through the process of clinical evaluation in eight Asian countries in alliance with the French company Abivax.

International Dengue Course in Havana

Published on: Vol.15, 2015
International Dengue Course in Havana

The Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK in Spanish) in Havana celebrated once again the International Dengue Course, a meet created to give updates and debates concerning the epidemic situation of this illness and its regional and world control.

U.S. and Cuban Natural History Museums Form Closer Ties

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
U.S. and Cuban Natural History Museums Form Closer Ties

The prestigious New York Natural History Museum is interested in establishing closer ties with Cuba through research, educational and museological programs on the extraordinary biodiversity of the Caribbean island.

New Marine Based Bio-Medical Products Launched in Cuba

Published on: Vol.14, 2015
New Marine Based Bio-Medical Products Launched in Cuba

The Marine Bio-Products Center of Cuba (CEBIMAR in Spanish) has presented a new range of natural products of biomedical and industrial interest which will soon be available on the domestic market.

A Timely Alert About MERS

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
A Timely Alert About MERS

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called on all the sector‘s personnel in member countries to familiarize themselves and remain up to date on infection management for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Cuba to Increase Vaccine Production

Published on: Vol.13, 2015
Cuba to Increase Vaccine Production

With new products being researched and developed at the Finlay Institute, the renowned scientific institute in East Havana, Cuba will increase its production of vaccines against a number of infectious diseases over the course of the coming decade.

Transplants in Cuba: A Commitment to Society

Published on: Vol.11, 2015
Transplants in Cuba: A Commitment to Society

With the aim of having 20 organ donors per million inhabitants by 2017, Cuban health authorities aim to resolve all transplant related necessities in order to accomplish this social commitment.

Cuban Art Nurtures Respect for Mother Earth

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Cuban Art Nurtures Respect for Mother Earth

With the intention of creating awareness among the population through the medium of art in order to live in greater harmony with the earth and its ecosystems, Osmel Francis Turner is promoting the International Mother Earth Festival throughout all of Cuba.

Quality of Life and Longevity; Priorities for Cuban Society

Published on: Vol.10, 2015
Quality of Life and Longevity; Priorities for Cuban Society

To date, life expectancy in Cuba is 78.5 years, a demographic reality that requires the strengthening of legal protection for the elderly as a means to ensure their quality of life.

Rising Sea Levels and Social Sciences In Cuba

Published on: Vol.6, 2015
Rising Sea Levels and Social Sciences In Cuba

Cuba is a nation highly vulnerable to the effects of human-induced climate change and risks facing hotter and more extreme climatic conditions due to its geographical location and its large number of coastal settlements.

Cuban Cholera Vaccination Advances in Clinical Trials

Published on: Vol.5, 2015
Cuban Cholera Vaccination Advances in Clinical Trials

A Cuban vaccine against cholera is in the advanced second clinical trial phase, according to Dr. Rafael Fando, of the National Center for Scientific Research (CENIC for its Spanish initials).

Cuba Boosts Anti-Cancer Program

Published on: Vol.4, 2015
Cuba Boosts Anti-Cancer Program

Cuba is in the process of introducing the required technology to integrate five new cancer diagnostic and treatment innovations into the national public health system that will have a significant social impact on the population.

A Look at Sudden Death in Cuba

Published on: Vol.3, 2015
A Look at Sudden Death in Cuba

Every year between four and five million people, 50 percent of which reported some type of heart condition, are victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Bolivia, the First Country to Produce Quinoa Milk

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
Bolivia, the First Country to Produce Quinoa Milk

With the declaration of 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa, the millenary grain has attracted great interest around the world, and will continue to do so with the announcement of the construction in Bolivia of the first quinoa milk plant.

South Africa to Broaden Response to AIDS

Published on: Vol.1, 2015
South Africa to Broaden Response to AIDS

South Africa will launch a state and social program to combat the increasing spread of HIV and to enhance primary care for high-risk patients and communities.

The Hotel America and the Ozone Layer

Published on: Vol.18, 2014
The Hotel America and the Ozone Layer

The Hotel America, in the central province of Villa Clara, is an important indicator of Cuba´s interest in developing an environmentally friendly and sustainable recreational tourism industry.