Cuba relies on international cooperation against Covid-19 – Prensa Latina
In more than a year of fighting the disease, Cuba has sent 57 brigades of the Henry Reeve international contingent of doctors specializing in disasters and severe epidemics to 40 countries, said Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal .
The brigades joined more than 28,000 health professionals providing services in 66 countries, Portal said during a speech at the 74th Assembly’s Virtual Meeting of Health Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement. World Health Organization.
“I can also proudly tell you about the development of five vaccine candidates,” added Portal.
Based on the results of two of them, Soberana 02 and Abdala, both in phase III clinical trials, a health intervention has started in recent days to vaccinate groups and areas at risk, and is progressing favorably.
More than a million people have received at least one dose of one of these candidate vaccines so far, and we expect that 70% of the population will be able to be vaccinated by the end of August, a he explained.
Portal claimed that once the studies were completed, Cuba would be able to immunize its entire population and also help other countries to do so.
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