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Cuban Health Colaboration Extended to 162 Countries

the Lee Jong-wook Memorial Award granted by the World Health Organization, WHO.

Cuban Health Colaboration Extended to 162 Countries

Cuba’s health professionals abroad totalling almost 373 thousand have offered their medical aid to 162 countries since its first colaboration to Chile in 1960.

Dr. Regla Angulo, Director of the Medical Colaboration Center told ACN that Cuba currently has over 42 thousand health professionals in 54 countries.

She highlighted the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Specialized Doctors in Disasters and Serious Epidemics, created on September 19 th, 2005 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro which has been present in 21 countries with 24 medical brigades.

Most recently, made up by 23 health professionals the medical brigade offered its services for a period of 2 months to the Peruvian people in the area of Piura where the population has been affected by intense rains.  The medical contingent has assisted over 24 thousand patients of these 987 confirmed cases of dengue and without any casualties reported, said Dr. Rolando Piloto, head of the team.

Among some of the women also present in the medical team is the specialist on Hygiene and Epidemiology Angela Estrella Caramalleta who works in the Provincial Hygiene and Epidemiology Center in Guantanamo.

She told ACN that this was her first mission and she is dedicating it to Commander Fidel Castro, President Raul Castro, and the Cuban Communist Party, the people, family and neighbors which in some way have also cooperated.

Angela said she would like to say so much but is satisfied with their responsibilities.  She added that the Cuban medical group will remain in the hearts of the people of Piura and the local authorities.

The population totally lacks the medical services and were desperate; but wherever we arrived we respected the protocol that they have in place and with our work the situation was under control, she said.

When the Cuban medical brigade left, many people cried and wanted us to stay, said the epidemiologist from Guantanamo who along with other members of the Henry Reeve contingent assisted the population suffering from dengue, skin ailments and others.

The Henry Reeve contingent has offered medical assistance to over 3.5 million people and has saved over 80 thousand lives, according to Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda during the 17th World Health Assembly recently held in Geneva.

The Cuban Health Minister together with Dr. Felix Baez, who contracted Ebola in 2014 during his participation in the Henry Reeve Brigade in Sierra Leona, received the Lee Jong-wook Memorial Award granted by the World Health Organization, WHO.

Morales ratified the commitment and disposition of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade to continue its cooperation on the bases of its experience and results in all countries that request of their aid before any disaster and serious epidemic. (acn)

Cuba announces a new election law

Cuban president announced the enactment of a new electoral law which shall govern the general elections of 2018, and completion of the VII Congress of the Communist Party (PCC), set for next year.

The decisions were taken during the celebration of the X Plenum of the Central Committee of the CCP, which met Monday in the presence of President Raul Castro, according to a statement posted on the official media.

According to the information note, the meeting adopted a set of planning activities to be undertaken in the period 2015-2018. This is the stage that marks the moment of transition of power from the historic generation of new Cuban political, considering the decision announced by Raul Castro to not be reelected for a third term as head of the State Council.

Among the activities announced for the triennium the VII Congress of the CCP were mentioned, in April 2016, the implementation of a new political-administrative division and generalization of the model of functioning of local bodies of People's Power, which is currently experiencing in provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque; and the election process ahead of the general elections of 2018.

Information not provided details about the new law, nor on how to deploy. In the session of constitution of the new legislature of the National Assembly, in 2013, Raul Castro suggested that among the changes under consideration were the limit to a maximum of two consecutive five-year performance of the main offices of state and government, and establish maximum ages to fill those responsibilities.

Regarding the VII Congress of the CCP, the information explained that from now until the first quarter of this year will be held municipal and provincial assemblies of the organization, preparation of cadres and members, conducting a referendum and processing and approval of the final documents.

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