U.S, Cuba sign agreement in fight against cancer

U.S, Cuba sign agreement in fight against cancer

U.S, Cuba sign agreement in fight against cancer

Written by Keshala Dias

21 Oct, 2016 | 10:38 am

The United States and Cuba signed a bilateral agreement yesterday October 20, to cooperate in the fight against cancer, bringing together expertise and research as part of a detente between the former cold war foes.

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Service Sylvia Burwell was in Havana for the signing with her Cuban counterpart, Roberto Morales.

Speaking in Havana, Burwell told media the fight against cancer was a common goal shared by Cuba and the United States. Echoing Burwell’s comments, Morales said cancer is a plight which has gripped the world.

During her trip to Cuba, Burwell visited a health clinic to meet with medical teams working to combat Zika in the Caribbean nation.

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