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Cuban medical internationalism : origins, evolution, and goals

Author: John M Kirk; H Michael Erisman; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Studies of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 2004 over 1.3 million in Latin America and the Caribbean have had their eyesight restored. How has this small nation of 11.3  Read more...
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Kirk, John M., 1951-
Cuban medical internationalism.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2008039149
(OCoLC)248348330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Kirk; H Michael Erisman; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230622227 0230622224 1403983720 9781403983725 9781349539147 1349539147
OCLC Number: 427853806
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Studies of the Americas.
Responsibility: John M. Kirk and H. Michael Erisman.
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