IV International Convention 'Cuba-Health 2022'
Havana, 13 Oct (RHC) The IV International Convention 'Cuba-Health 2022' will begin on the 17th in Havana, with the presence of Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), twenty ministers, senior officials from the sector, and more than 50 official delegations.
The director of Science and Technological Innovation of the Ministry of Public Health and executive secretary of the Convention, Ileana Morales said this Wednesday at a press conference, that as part of the event the XV Trade Fair 'Health for All' and the I International Fair Medical Tourism and Wellbeing will be held.
She stressed that the event is planned as a space of high scientific level with 33 international events, cancellation of stamps, book presentations, and an exhibition on the Cuban health system.
She stated that it will be a propitious moment to exchange experiences in the sector, of science, and biotechnology, as well as an opportunity to learn from each other and strengthen cooperation ties.
Morales Suárez expressed that the Convention and the two fairs, which will bring together more than two thousand participants from 65 countries, will be a platform for dialogue regarding technology transfers and the sustainability of health systems.
In the post-pandemic scenario, she emphasized that the events will make Havana the capital of world health.
For his part, Pastor Castell-Flourite, president of the National Council of Scientific Societies, recognized the breadth of the program that promotes research and cooperation projects.
He mentioned that conferences, panels, round tables, books, and audiovisual presentations will be held, and he also highlighted that the virtual event that allows the participation of professionals from all provinces of the country will be extended until October 30.
Meanwhile, Armando Garrido, president of the Importing and Exporting Company MEDICuba S.A, explained that the Trade Fair is part of the activities for the institution's 60th anniversary, and will allow for strategic business alliances for export and closer ties with business partners, national and foreign entities.
“They anticipate the presence of 191 exhibitors, 130 delegates from 24 countries and more than 55 foreign companies, as well as 61 national entities, which will be able to exchange on topics such as the Cuban biotechnology industry and other productions in the sector to confront COVID-19, the development of technology and innovation in health, and the regulations of medicines, equipment, and medical devices”, he said.
About the I International Fair of Medical Tourism and Well-being, Yamila de Armas Águila, president of Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos S.A., commented that it will make it possible to exhibit products, experiences, and advances in health tourism in Cuba and in the world to consolidate alliances and advance in the sustainable development of this modality.
The IV International Convention 'Cuba-Health 2022' will be held at the Convention Center until October 21, while the XV Trade Fair 'Health for all and the I International Fair of Medical Tourism and Well-being will take place from 17 to 20 October, at the Pabexpo fairgrounds, also in the Cuban capital.