Cuba developed and produces Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec), which is being used by Chinese doctors to effectively treat and cure patients infected with the coronavirus.
Cuban scientists and medical professionals are working in China, and other hard-hit nations, to assist patients, and to learn about the disease, its treatment, transmission, and prevention. Cuban medical professionals are in constant communication and coordinate actions with world disease prevention and control organizations.
Over six decades of collaboration and solidarity with third world nations most in need, Cuban doctors and scientists have been on the front lines assisting poor and working people during health crises. From Ebola in African countries to SARS in Asia to rampant, yet curable or preventable tropical maladies such as dengue, sleeping sickness, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, river blindness, snail fever, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV; Cubans have been there to assist.
Cuba’s commitment to the health of its population goes far beyond its borders and is recognized by the international community as a model for global medical cooperation.
Cuba has aided and joined forces with over a hundred countries to combat and defeat scourges uncommon in the northern hemisphere, resulting in millions of lives saved. Its only motivation: the well-being of all.