US blockade against Cuba affects children and teenagers


United Nations, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba has a particular impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents, Cuban Ambassador Oscar Leon denounced on Wednesday at the UN.

The damage caused by this blockade is not an invention; this mechanism inflicts immeasurable humanitarian damage and is a flagrant, massive and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, he stressed.

The blockade is an obstacle to the acquisition of technologies, raw materials, equipment, reagents and diagnostic tests, among others, he said in the adoption of the UNICEF Country Program Document for Cuba.

United Nations, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba has a particular impact on the health and well-being of children and adolescents, Cuban Ambassador Oscar Leon denounced on Wednesday at the UN.

The damage caused by this blockade is not an invention; this mechanism inflicts immeasurable humanitarian damage and is a flagrant, massive and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, he stressed.

The blockade is an obstacle to the acquisition of technologies, raw materials, equipment, reagents and diagnostic tests, among others, he said in the adoption of the UNICEF Country Program Document for Cuba.

Furthermore, the diplomat regretted that the United States delegation was once again attempting to politicize the work of the Executive Committee, in this case in the process of adopting that agenda.

Leon recalled that children in Cuba receive systematic medical attention by one of the 12,842 family doctors based in each community.

My country is also proud to be the first in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis, a validation granted by the World Health Organization in 2015 and ratified last September, he added.


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