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Nuevitas in international health project

Nuevitas in international health project

Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Nuevitas, one of Cuba's most industrial cities, is focusing today on the international project Strengthening Climate-Resilient Health Systems, which evaluates the incidence of atmospheric pollution.
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About 45,000 people live in this city, 70 kilometers north of the provincial capital, which has an infrastructure that includes several factories, among them cement factories and the “10 de Octubre”(October 10th) thermoelectric plant, one of the most important synchronized to the National Electroenergetic System.

According to statistics of the Ministry of Public Health, this coastal locality is one of the three most affected by the incidence of acute respiratory infections and bronchial asthma, in addition to the already known effects left by Covid-19 in the Cuban territory.

The Cadena Agramonte digital website reports the statements made by Susana Borroto, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Cuba, the entity promoting the initiative.

The specialist explained the scope of this plan, a project that includes health personnel from the Environmental Hygiene Department and the Institute of Meteorology.

Aspects related to climatology, environmental clinics and the measurement of environmental pollutants make up the program, which is financed by the European Union for the Caribbean and in which 16 nations of the region are participating.

The project is also supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in conjunction with the Caribbean Forum (Cariforum), a subgroup of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States to address the effects of climate change in small island countries.

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