Cuba progresses in producing medicines against cholera, AIDS, cancer

The Group of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba announced that in 2015, Cuba will have a preventive vaccine against cholera and register a nasal therapeutic vaccine for hepatitis B.

In the past 20 years, Cuba has invested billions of U.S. dollars in its medical facilities, becoming the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child, in June 2015, and the first to have a vaccine against lung cancer, now named Cimavax-EGF.

Cuban medicine uses the properties of Moringa, a tree native to the Himalayas, introduced in the Caribbean and Central America by the French. Its beneficial effects help the nervous, cardiovascular and osteoarticular system, reducing hypertension, arthritis and the possibility of ovarian cancer.

Unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine seeks to prevent, rather than cure, disease. With over 5000 years of tradition, Chinese medicine places greater emphasis on taking care of energy sources (such as nutrition, environment, exercise and hygiene) to maintain good health.

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