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India announces donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba

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  • India has announced a donation of 12,500 doses of pentavalent vaccines to Cuba. The decision was announced during Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi’s visit to Cuba.
  • During her visit, Meenakshi Lekhi held a meeting with Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel and discussed matters of bilateral importance and political and economic cooperation, according to the statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • Half ml dose of pentavalent vaccine is given when the baby is six weeks old.
  • This vaccine protects the baby against diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenza type b.
  • During the meeting with the Acting Minister of External Relations of Cuba, Gerardo Peñalver Portal, both sides discussed issues of common interest and expressed willingness to enhance cooperation in development assistance programs, trade and investment, energy, disaster management, culture, health and pharma, AYUSH, and biotechnology.
  • Detailed discussions were also held on the International Year of Millets 2023, sustainability, and climate change.

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