The National Health Policy in Cuba gives priority to health as a right, an essential component of human well-being and a strategic objective of development.

The country devotes efforts and resources to the development and consolidation of the National Health System (NHS), characterized by the principles of universality, gratuity, accessibility, regionalization and comprehensiveness, with scope to all citizens in the countryside and the city, and also with an internationalist conception.

Primary health care is the strategy and the fundamental axis of the SNS, which is currently immersed in a process of transformation in order to continue advancing towards universal health, improving the health of the population, increasing the quality of services, and make their actions more efficient and sustainable.


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