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Pan American Health Organization Places Cuba as World Leader

Posted: 2008-08-01
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Cuba is one of the countries that advances the most in the world with regard to medical attention, said Mirtha Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization ''PAHO''.

CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, July 31 (acn) The PAHO director is currently in the Cuban city of Cienfuegos where she toured several different health centers. She pointed out that Cuba offers a wide variety of activities and services related to health, and is a founding member of PAHO, which was established 106 years ago.

The UN official spoke to the press about the work carried out by Cuba with respect to its aging population and about new issues such as climate change, skyrocketing oil and food prices, and food security.

Roses Periago, who came to Cuba for the first time in 1985, said that movement for healthy municipalities began in Cienfuegos to promote healthy living.

She said that the study period to define ministry plans and needs for the next five years concluded last year along with discussions to define cooperation efforts up to 2015, related with the Millennium Goals.

Roses Periago said that Cuba has met the needs identified several decades ago to train more healthcare professionals and provide more clinics in towns.
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