Cuba reduced its infant mortality rate to 4.3 per thousand live births in 2016, thus staying among the best countries in the world in this health indicator, according to Minister of Health Roberto Morales.
Minister Morales said Cuba closed the year with improvements in the main sanitary indicators and the child-mother program, while life expectancy continued to grow. He added that conditions were created to replicate these results in 2017.
Doha, January 01, 2017.-HH the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Sunday a message of congratulations to President of the Republic of Cuba Raúl Castro on the anniversary of his Country's Independence Day.
Also on the same date were sent greeting messages to the President of the Republic of Cuba, Raúl Castro Ruz by His Highness, the Deputy Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Thus emphasized Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, closing the eight period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People's Power.
The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution has bequeathed to us his example, his optimism, and confidence in victory. The best monument to his ideas and work is to make a reality of the postulates he outlined in his concept of Revolution, which he announced May 1, 2000, and to which millions of Cubans expressed their commitment.