PAHO praises Cuba’s Covid-19 management

Cuba’s results concerning fighting off the Covid-19 pandemic are very positive, showing perceivable evidence in managing Omicron variant, says Dr. José Moya, the representative of the Panamerican Health Organization on the island.

PAHO praises Cuba's Covid-19 management
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

In remarks to Prensa Latina news agency, Moya highlighted how the Covid-19 curve reported following the most recent variants is a third smaller compared to Delta.

He added that Cuba’s progress is the result of a domestic vaccination campaign, and he praised immunization in children, which facilitated the opening of the school year.

To date, 9 918 063 (89.5%) of the Cuban population have been fully vaccinated with Cuban vaccines (Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, and Abdala), according to reports by Public Health Ministry.

In a meeting with the press ahead of World Health Day, to be marked on April 7,  Dr. Moya also shared WHO’s ambition to achieve, by June 2022, that immunization coverage worldwide reaches 70% with primary doses.

Mr. Moya revealed, however, that even though a significant number of nations have already reached 70% and some others are even above such a figure, there are still inequalities globally as many countries are unable to hit 40 or 50%.

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