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Scientific Advances for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynaecology

Gynaecological laparoscopic surgery has undergone rapid development in the past two decades, thanks to the technological advances of the late 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium combined with the work of pioneering surgeons. Today laparoscopy is fully integrated into pelvic surgery and an essential part of the gynaecological surgeon’s toolkit

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La Pradera, Centro Internacional de Salud

Cancer is a big health problem in Cuba and the rest of the world. Its morbidity and mortality rates, the numbers of people disabled by the disease and its effects on the quality of life of victims and their families all make it a great challenge for healthcare systems world wide.

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Robotics in Rehabilitation

Photos: Teodoro Fonseca Sánchez

La Pradera International Health Centre lies on a peaceful, green forty two acre site to the west of Havana, close to the Palacio de Convenciones events centre and the PABEXPO showground as well as waterside leisure sites such as the Hemingway Marina and the Club Habana beach club

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Further Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Endoscopic nasosinusal and skull base surgery have today reached levels that were hard to imagine only a few years ago. New technologies such as navigators, motorized instruments and other specialized equipment have allowed the development of new treatments that were unthinkable until now.

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New Technology Minimal Access Surgery

New technology at the National Centre of Minimal Access Surgery in Havana is a great step forward in facilitating training in this area for Cuban and Latin American medical professionals.

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La Pradera Returning to the world of sound

Hearing is invaluable. One of the five senses through which human beings perceive their environment, hearing allows us to know when we’re in danger as well as to enjoy birdsong, the sounds of nature, the sounds of the city, good music.

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A Passion for His Work

The University of Medical Sciences in Havana is one of Cuba’s most important institutions, not only for its long history but because of the social and human values that are essential to its training of healthcare professionals. Dr. Luis Alberto Pichs García is the current Rector.

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ELAM Injects Humanism into US Medicine

By Martha Andrés, Photos: Prensa Latina

In an expression of profound gratitude to the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) Abraham Vela, a young US graduate of Guatemalan descent, told CubaPlus that “the clinical experience and the sense of humanism I attained in Cuba are equally priceless.”

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Working to Find a Cure for AIDS

By Ada Marrero

Specialists from the Havana-based Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) recently reported on the results of years of studies and testing to develop an HIV vaccine to replace the retroviral inhibitors presently in use, presenting to a group of academics and researchers from some ten countries.

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A Passion for His Work

By Indira Castañeda Photos: José Tito Meriño

The University of Medical Sciences in Havana is one of Cuba’s most important institutions, not only for its long history but because of the social and human values that are essential to its training of healthcare professionals. Dr. Luis Alberto Pichs García is the current Rector.

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Student Residence Ramón Paz Borroto

Founded in 1961, this building has an eclectic architecture with 21 floors that offer accommodation for 700 people. Location: Avenida de los Presidentes Allende G street corner 25, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.

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