Cuba Hosts International Health Convention

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Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Health promotion and intersectorality approach, research, technological innovation, and human resource training, among others, are part of the scientific agenda of the Cuba Health International Convention, whose session begins in this capital today.

The event, to be run until December 7, will show the results of health programs developed in the island, and changes made in that sector to improve efficiency, quality, and sustainability of health services.

Deputy Health Minister Roberto Gonzalez said that among the changes are staff adjustments, reorganization of technologies, and improvement of the foundational concepts of the family doctor plan, aimed at surpass the population’s health indicators.

Dr. Niviola Cabrera, director of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Public Health, said that parallel to the convention are pre-congress courses, symposia, and an exhibition fair in which companies, laboratories, and specialized firms will exhibit equipment, medicines, and related materials.

Also on the list are a Meeting on Medical and Health Cooperation, in which debates will be focused on developing international public health, South-South and triangulated cooperation, and the dissemination of best practices among countries in the region.

Discussing conceptual elements of “international public health” and “global health” as well as promoting the exchange of experiences in health training programs are also objectives of the forum, in which representatives of the Health Ministry of Haiti, Brazil and the Pan American Health Organization will participate.

Some 1,500 foreign delegates and about 750 Cubans will participate in the Convention, which also includes scheduled visits to institutions of all levels of medical care, such as policlinics, hospitals, community centers, institutes, and research centers.