The Cuban government has investing in biotechnology in order to battle cancer
The Cuban government has made a substantial investment in biotechnology in a drive to battle cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death, after cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 31,000 new cancer diagnoses are made in Cuba each year, and that 21,000 patients die of the disease annually. Dr Josa Luis Di Fabio, the head of the WHO Country Office in Cuba, said: “Cancer is one of the major killers in Cuba. This is partly because people live longer but also because many have adopted unhealthy lifestyles.