International Organization Acknowledges Cuba’s Advances in
HAVANA, Cuba, May 9 (acn) Dr.
Socrates Mañon president of the Pan-American Federation of
Endocrinology (FEPAEN), highlighted on Tuesday in this
capital Cuba’s advances in public
health, particularly in that specialty.
A participant in
the 18th Pan-American Endocrinology Congress and the 8th
Cuban Congress on Endocrinology inaugurated in Tuesday at
Havana’s Convention Center, attended by some 1,000 from 20
nations, he described as very valuable the island’s
scientific participation in his institution and its
contribution to other peoples of Latin America and the
In statements to the press, he assessed the hospital and
teaching systems on the island, which had renowned
professors and researchers, adding that standing out among
the country’s achievements are the scientific quality of its
professionals, their teaching, and the implementation of
programs to increase the quality of life of the population.
The expert underlined that Cuba has been a member of the
FEPAEN for over a decade now, an organization in which all
Latin American and Caribbean countries are represented, and
to which some Americans belong.
Mañon told ACN that one of the objectives of his
organization is to fight diabetes, a scourge in the world
since 1991 and considered the prototype of chronic diseases.
Dr. Franciscco Carvajal, president of the organizing
committee and of the Cuban Society of Endocrinology,
welcomed delegates to the two meetings, which will run until