Concludes in Havana Cuban Congress of Pediatrics

Concludes in Havana Cuban Congress of Pediatrics


Prensa Latina

 THE XXVIII Cuban Congress of Pediatrics closed its doors after several days of scientific exchange among more than 400 participants from Latin America, Europe and the United States. 

During the last day was awarded the prize Angel Arturo Aballi (1880-1952) which pay tribute to the precursor of this discipline in the island. 

Likewise, the Congress dedicated to the 90 years of the Cuban Pediatrics Society, concluded its scientific program with several conferences about the specialty and an infant pneumology session. 

In this forum the experts, among other subjects, spoke about the injectable heptavalent vaccine against the pneumococcus. 

According to the island’s health authorities, the medication, denominated Quimi-vio, will be added to the Cuba’s children vaccination program that already includes 10 vaccines against 13 diseases. 

One of the Cuban Pediatrics Society’s achievements in its 90th anniversary is that the country in 2017 achieved the lowest infant mortality rate of its history: four for each thousand born alive. 

Besides should be emphasizes the reduction of the underweight at birth index, from 5,2 to 5,0 for each 100 births, as well as the neonatal mortality rate (28 days of life or less) from 2,4 to 2,1 for each thousand born alive.