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Author Kirk, John M., 1951-
Title Cuban medical internationalism [electronic resource] : origins, evolution, and goals / John M. Kirk and H. Michael Erisman
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xii, 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Series Studies of the Americas
Studies of the Americas
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-217) and index
Introduction : Cuba as a world medical power -- The Cuban health care system -- Cuba's Cold War medical aid programs -- Contemporary Cuban medical aid programs : the general Third World arena -- Contemporary Cuban medical aid programs : Latin America and the Caribbean -- Towards an understanding of Cuban medical internationalism
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on July 24, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
While public health is important for revolutionary Cuba, providing medical services to the developing world is also a priority: 38,000 medical staff are engaged abroad; the largest medical school in the world (ELAM) has an enrollment of over 8,000 students from the Third World; and since 2004over 1.3 million in Latin America and the Caribbean have had their eyesight restored.  How hasthis small nation of 11.3 million people managed to save more lives in the developing world than allof the G-8 countries together? And what are its motives? This book, the result of four years of research in Cuba, provides an updated analysis of this extraordinary record
Link Original 1403983720 9781403983725 (DLC) 2008039149 (OCoLC)248348330
Subject Medical assistance, Cuban
Medical policy -- Cuba
Medical care -- Cuba
Health Policy -- history -- Cuba
International Cooperation -- Cuba
Delivery of Health Care -- methods -- Cuba
Developing Countries -- Cuba
History, 20th Century -- Cuba
History, 21st Century -- Cuba
International Agencies -- organization & administration -- Cuba
National Health Programs -- organization & administration -- Cuba
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Alt Author Erisman, H. Michael
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