Source: Cuban News Agency
April 21 2015
Roberto Morales Ojeda, head of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), inaugurated the 13th Salud para Todos (Health for All) Scientific-Commercial Fair in the grounds of PABEXPO, which involves 221 firms from 30 countries.
Morales and Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, cut the ribbon at the opening of the exhibition. Also present were Salvador Pardo, head of the Ministry of Industries, and José Luis Di Fabio, representative in Cuba of the Pan American and World Health organizations.
The exhibition shows novel contributions of medical technology,
Marcia Cobas, MINSAP deputy minister, said that the exhibition shows novel contributions of medical technology, helping to boost the development of the national health system and contributing to the progress of the health infrastructure in the 67 countries where over 50 000 Cuban health workers are present today.
She recalled that the fair was not held for 10 years, but now its implementation takes place in the context of changes in MINSAP, to achieve an efficient and sustainable health system within the model of social justice and equity that distinguishes the Cuban Revolution.
Unlike previous editions, which had a commercial nature, the 13th International Fair also encompasses academic and scientific matters and so the program includes seminars, conferences by personalities of science and meetings of experts, said Cobas.
Fidel’s idea to exchange experiences, technology and scientific development
The Health for All Fair was first held in 1983 at the Conventions Center as a result of an idea from the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in order to exchange experiences, technology and scientific development between Cuba and the rest of the nations, she recalled.
On the first day the doctor and Professor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, director of the Frank País International Scientific Orthopedic Complex, in Havana, gave a lecture on the development of orthopedics in Cuba.
Source: Over 220 foreign companies attend Health for All Scientific-Commercial Fair in Cuba Cuban News Agency