U.S. Health Officials To Travel To Cuba To Attend Regional Zika Conference, Discuss Health-Related Research
CQ HealthBeat: Burwell to Visit Cuba to Discuss Zika, Health Research
“Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, will travel to Cuba on Thursday for a regional conference on the Zika virus, HHS announced on Wednesday. She will be joined by Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. The visit comes a week after the administration announced that it would try to advance cooperation with Cuba on health research. Last week’s presidential policy directive specifically mentioned that HHS would work with its Cuban counterparts on development of vaccines, cancer treatments, and infectious disease control…” (Siddons, 10/19).