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Cuba reiterates commitment to universal health

Cuba reiterates commitment to universal health

Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) On the World Health Day, Cuban healthcare authorities on Wednesday reiterated the country's commitment to guarantee that right to all people, even beyond national borders.
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‘Cuba reiterates with facts its commitment to universal health: for everyone, everywhere,’ assured Cuba’s Minister of Health Jose Angel Portal.

On Facebook, the minister referred to the wide network of institutions and services in this country that allows providing healthcare coverage to 100 percent of the population.

‘We have a National Healthcare System that is characterized by being free, accessible, regionalized, comprehensive, without discrimination, and with community and intersectoral participation, and has Primary Healthcare as its basis,’ the authority highlighted.

Portal explained that there are over 11,000 family doctor’s offices, 449 polyclinics, 150 hospitals and 12 research institutes, among other healthcare centers.

In addition, Cuba has a potential of nine physicians per 1,000 inhabitants.


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