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Access to care in Cuba is dificult for the most vulnerable.
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, people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable during the natural disasters, particularly hurricanes, which so frequently hit Cuba, leading to significant economic losses and worsening living conditions for the population.
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