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Cuba presents its experiences in Rehabilitation at the WHO.

Cuba presents its experiences in Rehabilitation at the WHO. 

Geneva, February 7, 2017. The Cuban delegation attending the 2030 Rehabilitation Conference: a call to action, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), highlighted the priority the Cuban State provides to rehabilitation, which is included in the socio-economic policies and programs, regulations and actions with intersectoral participation in health, education, sports, culture, employment and social security to promote the protection and opportunities of people with disabilities. 

Dr. Yamilé Sánchez, Teaching Vice-Director of the “Julio Diaz” Hospital in the Cuban capital which is the venue of the National Rehabilitation Center of Cuba, pointed out that for Cuba it is a duty to work in an accelerated and joint way in this initiative organized and promoted by the WHO. She also reiterated the willingness of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health to share the Cuban experiences with the aim of promoting the implementation of this call worldwide. 

The National Rehabilitation Program in Cuba is universal and free, complying with the guiding principles of our National Health System. Similarly, technologies are introduced to the service of people with disabilities, backed by research that validates the results and actions for promotion, rehabilitation and social reintegration are developed to raise the quality of life of the population. 

The "Rehabilitation Conference 2030: a call to action" being held in Geneva at the WHO headquarters from 6 to 7 February provides an opportunity to discuss and plan coordinated actions to raise the profile of rehabilitation as a health strategy .


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