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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

versión impresa ISSN 0864-3466versión On-line ISSN 1561-3127


NORIEGA BRAVO, Vivian. Landmarks and changes in the sphere of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1. ISSN 0864-3466.

Since the first stages of inception of the revolutionary health system in Cuba, there has been a continuous process of improvement in which changes, particularly in policies and strategies, responded to the demands of each specific historical period. The importance attached to prevention and control of diseases and health deterioration has turned the hygienic-epidemiological services into a priority. As a result of the literature review made by and the own experience of the author, the present paper showed a brief account of the conformation of the Hygiene and Epidemiology field, specially the centers and units representing this sector at municipal and provincial levels, together with some considerations on events and periods that have been significant for the changes made in the organization of this branch.

Palabras clave : Hygiene and Epidemiology area; hygiene and epidemiology centers and units; hygienic-epidemiological services; organizational structure; organizational changes; Cuba.

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