International medical collaboration: lessons from Cuba

Castelló González, Mauro and Pons Vásquez, Reinaldo and Rodriguez Bencomo, David and Choonara, Imti (2016) International medical collaboration: lessons from Cuba. Children, 3 (20). ISSN 2227-9067

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Abstract

Over 50,000 Cuban health professionals are currently working overseas in 67 different countries. They work in conjunction with local health professionals. The majority work in primary care in deprived areas. The aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality but also improve health in the long term by training local health professionals, and building both institutions and a structure to deliver health care alongside educating the local population. Cuba is a small, middle-income country. It has, however, made a significant international contribution in relation to medical collaboration. Cuba’s international collaboration is based on the principles of social justice and equity for all. It has set an example for other countries to emulate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: child health; Cuba; access to healthcare
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine
Identification Number: 10.3390/children3040020
Depositing User: Bowler, Henry
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 21 May 2017 10:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37791

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