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MEDINA, Julio  and  GARCIA, Omar. Final results of the Cuban program for children from areas affected by the Chernobyl accident. Nucleus [online]. 2016, n.60, pp. 2-7. ISSN 2075-5635.

From 1990 till 2011, a free health care program for children from areas affected by the Chernobyl accident was organized and implemented by the Cuban Government. A significant number of qualified personal in medicine and science collaborated with this program. The information gathered for more than 21 years and the conclusive results obtained in the program are presented here. During this time, 26 114 patients, 84 % children, mostly from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus were treated in the mentioned program. Other aspects of the Cuban medical assistance in Ukraine and the main results obtained in the radiological impact evaluation of the accident on the children treated in Cuba are also included

Keywords : medical surveillance; radiation protection; CHERNOBYLSK-4 reactor; children; Cuba; dosimetry.

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