L-03: NATURAL PRODUCTS: A KEY-POINT FOR THE CUBAN PROGRAM OF TRADITIONAL AND NATURAL MEDICINE

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S3, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

Lecture

L-03: NATURAL PRODUCTS: A KEY-POINT FOR THE CUBAN PROGRAM OF TRADITIONAL AND NATURAL MEDICINE

Perdomo-Delgado J.

Ministry of Public Health, Havana, Cuba. E-mail: tradicional@msp.sld.cu

 

In 1991 Commander in Chief Fidel Castro indicated to create the Program of Medicinal Plants in order to promote its rational and scientific usage, as a part of the development foreseen for the Cuban Pharmaceutical Industry. During the first half of the nineties’ medicinal plants were combined with other Traditional Medical Systems as a way to assure medical coverage in a time marked by the most difficult economic crisis suffered by the country after the Revolution. Undoubtedly, this was the source of the Program of Traditional and Natural Medicine (TNM) developed by the Ministry of Public Health since 1997. For the past twenty-four years Natural Products (NP) have been a key-point for this Program and after the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, a Political Guideline was established to “pay maximum attention to the development of TNM”. Within this new momentum NP emerge again as an important topic. Considerations about NP are summarized in this lecture, in order to up-date the projections marked by the Ministry of Public Health and the rest of the members of the National Commission for TNM.

 

Citation Format: Perdomo-Delgado J (2015) Natural products: a key-point for the Cuban program of traditional and natural medicine. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S3. Abstract nr L-03.