PAHO Expert Praises Cuba's Achievements in Mother-Child Care

Featured PAHO Expert Praises Cuba's Achievements in Mother-Child Care

Dr. Pablo Duran, Neonatal Alliance Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, praised in this capital Cuba's results in public health, especially in the neonatal, child and mother sector, calling it an example in the region.

In an exclusive interview with ACN, Duran, who works at the Latin American Center for Perinatology of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Montevideo, Uruguay, stressed the universal access and quality care offered by health professionals in the Caribbean nation from the first level of care.

He also commended the performance of these committed human resources who work not only in Cuba but also in various parts of the world where they share their experience, knowledge and comprehensive care.

The PAHO expert, a participant in the 2015 Nursing Congress that winds up today at Havana's Convention Center, said that Cuba, with 4.2 deaths per every thousand live births in 2014, is the country of Latin America and the Caribbean with the lowest infant mortality rate.

Duran highlighted that Cuba is actively involved in activities of cooperation with other states with respect to the health of newborns and women, as well as the training of human resources in this field, through training workshops.

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