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Healthcare without borders : understanding Cuban medical internationalism

Author: John M Kirk
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©2015
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cuba has more medical personnel serving abroad--over 50,000 in 66 countries--than all of the G-7 countries combined, and also more than the World Health Organization. For over five decades, the island nation has been a leading force in the developing world, providing humanitarian aid (or "cooperation," as Cuba's government prefers) and initiating programs for preventative care and medical training. In Healthcare  Read more...
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Kirk, John M., 1951-
Healthcare without borders.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
(OCoLC)918841188
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Kirk
ISBN: 9780813061054 0813061059
OCLC Number: 892431969
Description: xv, 356 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: setting the scene --
Origins and evolution: from "beggar's helper" to a "white-jacketed army" --
Elam, a school for all nations --
Dealing with the "handicapped" of ALBA: setting the balance right --
Operación milagro: bringing vision to millions --
Cuba's international disaster responses: from 1960s Chile to the 2005 Henry Reeve Brigade --
South-South cooperation in biotechnology: medicine for the masses --
The Cuba-Venezuela medical partnership: the Castro-Chávez dream lives on --
Cuba's role in Haiti: hurricanes, an earthquake, and cholera --
Cuba's medical internationalism in the South Pacific --
The children of Chernobyl: 25,000 treated --
Cuba's medical internationalism in El Salvador since Hurricane Ida --
Conclusion: no longer the world's best-kept secret.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: John M. Kirk.

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Cuba has more medical personnel serving abroad - over 50,000 in 66 countries - than all of the G-7 countries combined and more than the World Health Organization. In Healthcare Without Borders, John  Read more...

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