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Access to care in Cuba, one of the largest countries in the Caribbean, is problematic for the most vulnerable people.
The Republic of Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, with more than 11 million inhabitants. In 2015, presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that diplomatic relations between the two countries had been restored after a period of more than 50 years. People with disabilities are given free medical care, however, difficulties with transport and the lack of modern and/or specialised equipment (such as audiometry tests) limit their access to this care. Furthermore, disabled people are particularly vulnerable during the natural disasters, particularly hurricanes, such as Hurricane Matthew, which hit the east of Cuba in October 2016 and affected more than 300,000 people.