The country’s top leaders described the work done by doctors, nurses, laboratorians, and technicians from all the nation’s healthcare centers during the complex scenario of the pandemic as extraordinary.
One of the great successes, with the invaluable scientific contribution, is the vaccination campaign, in which more than 42,540,700 doses have already been administered to the population.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), the incidence rate of the disease has significantly decreased in all provinces, as well as the number of seriously ill and critical patients, pediatric cases, and deaths.
This favorable epidemiological result is the result of the development and production of the Cuban Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, and Abdala (CIGB-66) vaccines.
According to MINSAP, 90.3 percent of the Cuban population is fully immunized, while more than 8,655,035 people have received booster doses.
Data from the National Statistics and Information Office indicates that at the end of March 2022, the Cuban population totaled 11,105,814 inhabitants.
The Caribbean nation also celebrates Latin American Medicine Day by providing healthcare assistance to the Mexican people and the most vulnerable sectors.
Every December 3 marks Latin American Medicine Day to honor the birthday of Cuban scientist Dr. Carlos J. Finlay.
Finlay discovered and described the importance of the biological vector through the metaxenic theory of disease transmission by biological agents, applying it to yellow fever transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.