Research Center in Longevity, Ageing and Health (CITED)
The Research Center in Longevity, Ageing and Health (CITED) was founded on May 7th, 1992 with the presence of Fidel Castro Ruz.
Today shows the condition of a National Reference Center for the Development of Gerontology and Geriatrics specialties, as well as for research in the areas of Longevity, Aging, and Health in the Elderly.
This clinic is a leader in the training of human resources devoted to the care of elderly people. CITED, as a specialized center, it is responsible for the introduction, development, validation and generalization of clinical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
CITED monitors the aging process, the increase in life expectancy, together with projections and needs of the Cuban population, generating information for the Ministry of Public Health that improve decision making.
The development of geriatric surgery with an emphasis on high-risk elderly is among the strategic objectives.
The intention is the use of advanced surgical techniques with functional recovery in surgical procedures such as restorative surgery in disabling diseases (surgical repair of urinary incontinence, knee disorders), minimally invasive surgery and the use of stem cells in the degenerative joint, arterial and bone diseases.
CITED has a diagnostic department where several complementary tests can be performed supporting not only the clinical diagnosis but also strengthening institutional and multicenter research.
World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges and collaborates with the center in the following two aspects:
- Contribute to WHO / PAHO to monitor the aging process, the deviations of the associated health and needs, use, and quality of health services for older people.
- To contribute to WHO / PAHO to promoting research in epidemiology and public health issues associated with longevity, aging, and health.