UN recognizes Cuban
Iris De Armas Padrino
CARLOS Cortés, principal technical
advisor for the United Nations Development Program’s
(UNDP) efforts in Cuba, discussed the country’s
program to control tuberculosis (TB).
The official reported that the
nation has, for more than 50 years, kept close tabs
on the disease, maintaining one of the lowest
prevalence and incidence rates in the Western
Cortés emphasized that this has been
possible thanks to the public health system which
offers quality treatment and epidemiological follow-up,
at the primary care level.
TB is not a health problem in Cuba
because the population at risk is minimal.
Nevertheless, the Ministry of Public Health and UNDP
work jointly to ensure that those affected receive
the best treatment possible, Cortés reported.
The scientist made a presentation on
the subject at the 20th Latin American Pharmacology
and Therapy Congress at Havana’s International
Convention Center, attended by some 800 delegates
from 40 nations. (AIN)