Cuban Scientists Make Progress In Various Health Research Areas Despite Multiple Challenges

Nature: Can Cuban science go global?
“…For a country whose entire gross domestic product (GDP) is just half of what the U.S. government spends on research, Cuba punches above its weight in some areas of science. Fueled by relatively generous government support, biomedical researchers have managed to excel at creating low-cost vaccines, developing cancer treatments, and screening infants for disorders. … The productivity and quality of some research in Cuba surprises those from other countries. … Yet the success stories don’t outweigh the profound challenges facing scientists in Cuba…” (Reardon, 9/28).