Cuban and U.S professors of the different branches of Pediatrics will participate in the Child Care in Cuba and the United States. Sharing Experiences and Creating Collaboration Opportunities academic meeting is taking place from today, February 4 to 6 Photo: Oscar Alfonso SosaZoom
Cuban and U.S professors of the different branches of Pediatrics will participate in the Child Care in Cuba and the United States. Sharing Experiences and Creating Collaboration Opportunities academic meeting that is being held in Havana from today Thursday, February 4 to next Saturday, February 6, in the framework of the normalization of the diplomatic relations between both countries.
The exchange is sponsored by the Cuban Society of Pediatrics (SCP) the Mother-Child Department of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) the American Academic of Pediatrics (AAP) the Colorado Children´s Hospital, the Global Health Center of the Colorado Public Health School attached to the Colorado University in Anschutz and the Pan-American Health Office.
The request for this meeting was made by former Chairman of the AAP Dr. Stephen Berman, who visited Cuba in 2000 and is attending the meeting together with Dr. James Perrin from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, and also former chairman of the AAP.
The Second Degree Specialist in Pediatrics and Chairwoman of the SCP Dr. Gladys Abreu Suárez praised the carrying out of this meeting which will stimulate the professional improvement of the participants and will benefit the scientific updating between colleagues.
Dr. Abreu Suárez, who specially stressed the participation in the meeting of professionals of the AAP, a prestigious association in the academic and scientific field, highlighted that meetings of this kind, resulting from the normalization of the diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, can promote collaboration and working projects, and the participation of both countries in international events.
For his part, Dr. Berman said in a press release published last Wednesday that «the delegation of U.S pediatricians is ready to listen to their Cuban counterparts regarding the progress they have achieved to improve children´s health... We are also looking forward to beginning of the present collaboration while we are creating alliances between us to improve the children´s health in our countries. »
Dr. Berman also highlighted that «finally we would like to establish an exchange program which would allow Cuban doctors to come and be trained at the Colorado Children’s Hospital, and the other way around»
The participants in the meeting, that is taking place in Havana, are debating the progress that each country has achieved in the different areas for the care of neonates, and topics related to the neonatal care in the Region and in Cuba, staphylococcus infections and chronic conditions in children´s health, among other topics. The Cuban experience in the elimination of the mother-child transmission of HIV will be also shared.Translated by ESTI