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Cuba participates in development and health forum in Europe

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Brussels, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba are participating in Brussels, in the "Inclusive Human Development and Equitable Access to Health Products" forum of the European Union, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The director of Science and Technological Innovation of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, Ileana Morales, and the scientist Agustín Lage will participate in the conference, following the roadmap agreed on last year by the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) at its 3rd Summit.

Morales will speak this Thursday at the round table aimed at addressing triangular cooperation for access to health and well-being.

Lage, former director of the Center for Molecular Immunology in Havana and current advisor to the Presidency of BioCubaFarma, will be part of the panel that will discuss on Friday the challenges, opportunities, and good practices in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean in innovation and affordability of health products.

The delegates are expected to share the experiences accumulated by Cuba during decades of medical collaboration and promotion of biotechnological development, despite the difficult circumstances imposed by the United States blockade.

At the Third Summit, held in Brussels last July, the EU and CELAC agreed to strengthen bi-regional cooperation in the field of health, based on the vision of its relevance in human development.

The forum will include in its discussions the promotion of equitable and sustainable societies, the facilitation of access to health products, cooperation, regulatory frameworks, technological innovation, and public and private investments to strengthen pharmaceutical capacities.

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