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Tourism and Health in the Caribbean

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The Cuban archipelago, which offers natural, historic and cultural attractions, combines tourism with programs aimed at improving the quality of life of vacationers.Dozens of kilometers of white-sanded beaches of warm crystal-clear waters in pristine areas are major attractions for touristsIn addition; Cuba's tourist sector has an excellent infrastructure, so that vacationers can combine their vacations with activities aimed at improving their health.

Thousands of health professionals and state-of-the-art technology at dozen of specialized medical centers, in addition to national and traditional medicine, are available for tourists.Alternative or complementary medicine, which is based on experiences and practices that are transmitted from generation to generation, is a great option to treat a wide range of diseases effectively without using chemical drugs, which sometimes cause severe side effects.

This kind of medicine is an alternative to effectively treat several diseases without administering chemical and synthetic drugs, many of which cause side effects on patients.Cuba has a network of pharmaceutical laboratories where natural raw materials are processed to make syrups, ointments, talc, tinctures and extracts, among other excellent products to treat a wide range of diseases.In addition, there are spas where patients are treated with mud and medicinal waters, which are highly effective.

First-class programs and techniques are available for tourists at the International Retinitis Pigmentosa Center, where several eye diseases are treated, or the Placental Hystotherapy Center, where dermatological diseases such as vitiligo are cured.In addition to international clinics, pharmacies, optician's shops and specialized centers in major tourist resorts, which play a major role in improving the people's quality of life, Cuba also offers a broad medical infrastructure to foreign visitors.

More than 280 hospitals, 400 polyclinics, 116 dental clinics and 1,500 medical posts make up the national health network to meet the most complex requirements of human health

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