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Holguin exhibits health system achievements
Mammography for the detection of breast cancer. Photo: (archieve)
The reduction in the number of deaths due to breast, colon, mouth and cervix cancer stands out among the achievements of the health sector in the province of Holguin in 2017

Odalys Escobar, coordinator of the program of this disease in the Provincial Directorate of Public Health, stressed to the ACN that this condition is the second cause of death in the territory, which is why preventive actions are being developed in the facilities of the sector.

In this regard, Sandra Parra, officer of the Stomatology section, said that among these measures are the research, the training of family doctors and health promotion, through lectures and educational conferences.

In the eastern territory, there is also an extensive investment program that benefited more than 160 facilities in the 14 municipalities, Dr. Luis Orlando Castro, deputy general director of health, reported during a meeting with the press.

The construction works mainly included medical offices and polyclinics in the municipalities of Rafael Freyre, Gibara, Calixto García and Holguín, which are providing medical assistance, he said.

The specialist exposed as another achievement of the system the attention to 220 couples benefited with assisted reproduction, where 44 clinical pregnancies have been reached.

He stressed that the province has more than three thousand professionals who provide their services in 45 countries, including Venezuela, Brazil, Angola, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Ecuador. With information of ACN

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