The history of public health in Cuba
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The social history in general of Cuba
- Reflections on Cuba's health care system - and
- By Richard Curtis, in People's Weekly World, 10 December
1994. The Cuban medical system is the most efficient in this
hemisphere. Everyone has a family doctor and Cuba still
supplies young doctors to other countries for their rural health
- Cuba's AIDS patient #1 dies
- By Karen Lee Wald, Havana, 4 October 1995. Re. AIDS policy and
treatment in Cuba. Praises the controversial quarantine system
for coping with AIDs cases.
- With pride, Cuba treats Chernobyl children
- By John Hillson, in the Militant, 6 November 1995. Cuba's
"Children of Chernobyl" project to treat children affected
by thge Chernobyl disastor.
- The Cuban Medical Paradise
- By J. Clancy, 17 November 1995. Re. advanced state of hospital and
medical technology. Patients come from Latin America and elsewhere,
and praise the humane treatment, the advanced knowledge and
techniques, the caring intelligent, pleasant unhurried staff and
the professional excellence available.
- Cuba takes lead in genetic engineering,
- By Tim Wheeler, People's Weekly World, 14 December 1996.
Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology is one
of a handful of research and production facilities in the world
that use recombinant DNA methods to produce vaccines against
meningitis, hepatitis, and other killer diseases.
- What is the Family's Physician Program?
- Cuban News from Havana, Cuban Interests Section, 24 October 1997.
A new approach in health primary attention and the model of family's
physician and nurse emerged, as well as the Integral General
Medicine specialty. This community health attention has increased
health levels in urban and rural zones in few years.
- WHO - Best Latin American health system list
- PL, 22 June 2000. Cuba, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica are the
Latin American countries with the best health systems. The WHO
study analyzed the health systems of 191 UN member-countries and
compared factors such as general population health level and
the response capacity of these systems. The US ranked 37th.