Friday, March 1, 2024

Cuba and Brazil agree on strategic and priority health cooperation

Among the documents, a memorandum of understanding stands between BioCubaFarma and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil that will allow the expansion of production and innovation projects for health.

The Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Immunoassay centers finalized the purpose protocols with the Brazilian company Bahiafarma for the development, clinical studies, registration and supply of Heberprot-P (for the treatment of diabetic foot) and rapid tests for disease diagnosis. cell anemia and Chagas disease.

In this regard, the president of Biocubafarma, Mayda Mauri, described the exchange as very useful, because it favors the presentation of the portfolio of new projects and products, which aim to solve the main health problems of both countries, where cancer, diabetes mellitus and neurodegenerative diseases.

In this sense, he emphasized the intention to work with the view of benefiting not only Cuba and Brazil, but also other countries in the region and the African continent, therefore requiring the progress and results of the South- South health cooperation. , economics and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Started on Monday with the presence of the Cuban Minister of Public Health, José Angel Portal, and of Science, Technology and Environment, Eduardo Martínez, and Carlos Gadhela, Vice Minister of Health of Brazil, the Cgbbc meeting allowed the reactivation of this cooperation mechanism.

For three days, the representatives of Cuba and Brazil exchanged opinions on the importance of collaboration in health, innovation, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry and the regulation of drugs, equipment and medical devices, which have focus on sustainable development that connects science and economics.

The reactivation of this mechanism, which emerged in 2011, is the strategic expansion of the South-South alliance in Latin America, providing technological freedom for the production of goods and services for health care in most vulnerable people, strengthen the transfer of knowledge and contribute to the protection of humanity.

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