Friday, December 09, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



Cuba commits to science to boost development


Cuba commits to science to boost development

Paris, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, ratified at UNESCO her country's commitment to boost science as the engine of sustainable and inclusive development.

In a speech via video conference at a pannel at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, she shared experiences and results that show the political will of the Cuban government in this sector, despite challenges such as the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.

Perez noted that for decades Cuba has made progress in science, with achievements in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

One of these achievements is the curbing of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the creation of five vaccine candidates, three of which became vaccines somethin that made possible to protect 95 percent of the population, including children, and reduce lethality to a 0.77-percent rate, lower than the global one, which stands at 1.16 percent, she said at the forum.

The minister acknowledged the importance of international cooperation and access to financing and scientific training, areas in which she mentioned ties with Latin America and Europe.

She said that, in the development of science, Cuba has faced a particular challenge, the impact of a blockade imposed for more than 60 years, a policy tightened by the United States in order to stifle this small Caribbean country.

Despite the damage, she highlighted the breakthroughs and the commitment to scientific development for the adoption of policies and decision-making.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.