India announces to donate 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba

RNS: India has announced donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba. Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi announced this during her official visit to Cuba.

Pentavalent vaccine provides protection to a child from 5 life-threatening diseases—diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTP-hepB-Hib).

Lekhi met with the Cuban parliament’s head of government, Esteban Lazo Hernández, and they had a productive meeting. They talked on a wide range of topics, from indigenous vaccine research for Covid to the emancipation of women.

Lekhi apprised Hernández about policies of the government of India and emphasised on the necessity to further deepen cooperation between the two Parliaments.

Acting Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerardo Pealver Portal met with his American counterpart to discuss expanding cooperation in areas including humanitarian aid, international trade, renewable energy, crisis response, cultural exchange, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, alternative medicine, and biotechnology.

The topics of sustainability and climate change were also discussed in depth, as was the International Year of Millets 2023.


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