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Cuba in the race for coronavirus vaccines

Professor Beatriz Marcheco-Teruel, Vice President of CAREST, reports on Cuba’s progress in the development of vaccines against Covid-19. Cuba has developed four vaccine candidates for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which are in the clinical trial phase in humans. The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), in collaboration with the Molecular Immunology Center and the Faculty of […]

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REDAC’s international symposium

REDAC, network dedicated to the fight against sickle cell disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, is organising a virtual and face-to-face conference on sickle cell disease from 11 to 13 February 2021: “Sickle cell disease in Africa at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic” To find out more, see the programme below and visit the REDAC website […]

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Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Situation update, as of 25th January 2021: A resurgence of Covid-19 contaminations has been observed in Barbados and Cuba where clusters of cases have been identified in recent days.  In Cuba, new restrictions have been decided, especially in the capital Havana, which has closed its schools, as well as bars and restaurants. Cuba is also […]

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COVID-19 and sickle cell disease

What is COVID-19 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus of the coronavirus family called SARS-CoV-2.  Symptoms of the virus The main symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough. Other symptoms are possible: muscle pain, sore throat, decreased sense of smell and taste, […]

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World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th, 2020

Voices coming together to raise awareness The GASCDO’s  Sickle Cell In My Language poster features what ‘sickle cell disease’ (SCD) is  called in some of the languages of the world.It is interesting to note that the translation of SCD in most languages may not truly reflect the true meaning of SCD. While some translations are symptomatic, others […]

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General Assembly – Moral report from the Board Chair

Dear members, friends I thank you all for your presence at this General Meeting which brings us together once again with a major objective, that of renewing our Board of Directors. There is no doubt that the applicants for this Board are committed to carrying out CAREST’s missions by continuing and amplifying the work well […]

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