Preparations to celebrate World Health Day in Cuba

Under the slogan: “Stay Super, Beat Diabetes”, Cuba is preparing to celebrate World Health Day on April 7, with activities to spread awareness and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases, specifically diabetes mellitus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) support the annual event, which this year will see the participation of health institutions across the world, Cristian Roberto Morales, representative of these two international organizations, told reporters in Havana.

“Diabetes puts significant pressure on health care systems across the world, as it requires important human, material and technological resources, resulting in very high costs,” the official explained, adding that 62 million people suffer from the disease and this figure is expected to rise by 40% by the year 2040.

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