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If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms it, the Caribbean nation will become the first in the world to have done so!
Opinions on Cuba, the Cuban government, and whether or not the US should be opening itself up to diplomatic relations with the country vary, but one thing cannot be denied: Cuba’s medical system is top of the line. This just illustrates that.
According to TeleSur, to be certified as having halted transmission, the WHO has to confirm that the transmission rate in Cuba is less than 0.5% in live births for syphilis, and less than 2% in live births for HIV.
Experts from the WHO landed on the island on March 22 to conduct their review, so hopefully we’ll be hearing some official great news soon!