At the end of the 2011-2013 three year- period life expectancy at birth of the Cuban population in general reached 78.45 years, a figure that places the island among the 25 nations of the world most advantaged in this important social indicator.
Master of Science Juan Carlos Alfonso, director of the Center for Population and Development Studies (CEPDE) of the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), told the Granma newspaper that the aforementioned figure represents an increase of 0.48 with respect to the 2005-2007 period, when the average was 77.97 years. All provinces experienced increases in life expectancy for both genders.
"Since 2009 we promote a reform of the health system, not only to improve the quality of life, but quality of care, medication, because it is part of our responsibility," said Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador.
Speaking to the press, the president also said: "The signing of a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Health of El Salvador and the business group BioCubaFarma opens a new possibility of increasing the levels of cooperation between the two countries."
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez
"We come to learn from you," said Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez on Tuesday after the conclusion of the performance of the work And yet it moves, by the children's theater group La Colmenita.
The visiting head of state and his delegation went to the Hall of Order III, in the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, home to that the artistic teaching group, to attend the presentation of the piece and enjoy songs the young interpreters especially dedicated to them.
"A Vietnam 10 times more beautiful" is the title of the exhibition on display at the headquarters of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) in Havana, on the 55th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries to be held the upcoming December 2.
The title of the exhibition takes up one of the thoughts of the leader of the Vietnamese revolution, Ho Chi Minh, to create a much more beautiful defeated nation after the US invasion.
The 2016 International Tourism Fair will be held in Havana where the important event initiated. Its 36th edition is also participating in preparations for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Villa of San Cristobal in 2019.
The sites of the tourism fair has also been shared with Varadero Beach Resort, the keys to the north of the central provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Avila, but has always returned to its birthplace of Havana.