The Exchange Between High Level Health Officials of Cuba and the United States Continues
The recent exchange between officials of Cuba and the United States is building a more favorable framework for the relationship between the two countries.
From March 28 to April 1st, a delegation from Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health, headed by the Minister, Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda, visited the United States. The visit included meetings with high-level Americans, including the deputy secretary and general managers of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Among the institutions visited, was the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cuban delegation was also represented by the Cuban company Biocubafarma, one of the largest business groups in the country, with products such as vaccines, drugs and diagnostics equipment marketed in more than 50 countries.
Among the results of the meeting was the agreement to work on a memorandum of understanding to include future cooperation on health research, geriatrics, mental health and primary care.
This is the first major encounter between the two health systems, world renown for their leadership both in scientific aspects and their capacity to respond to international disasters. The medical sector has the potential to become one of the most important lines of cooperation, generating understanding and trade between the two countries.