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UN agency praises Cuba’s food security program

Under-nutrition afflicts fewer than five percent of Cubans. And Cuba has helped reduce the number of the world's hungry by half as of 2015.

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Cuban workers caring for Nepal quake victims

A new chapter in the story of Cuba's outreach to people began with the arrival in Katmandu, Nepal of 49 Cuban health care workers.

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TPP threatens health of millions

TPP would make many drug prices unaffordable and block availability of generic drugs, pricing millions of people out of much-needed medical care.

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Cuban ebola team nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.

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Nepal calls for help after nation-devastating quake

The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from mountain villages that workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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Buried in the back garden: families priced out of decent burials

UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.

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Thirty years later, disaster haunts and angers Bhopal survivors

Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.

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Ebola and the challenge to humanity

President of Cuba Raul Castro opening remarks at the Special ALBA Summit on Ebola.

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Cuba leads in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Cuba is the first nation in the world to answer an urgent call for personnel to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa and will send 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone.

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