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Cuba’s contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Cuba’s contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

  ‘They have discovered smart weapons. We have discovered something more important: people think and feel.’                                                                                        [Read More…]

by 28/02/2021 3 comments World
Cuban Health Care:  The Ongoing Revolution by Don Fitz

Cuban Health Care:  The Ongoing Revolution by Don Fitz

Cuban Health Care:  The Ongoing Revolution by Don Fitz Monthly Review Press, 2020 ISBN:  978-158367-860-2 (paper) –Reviewed by Kim Scipes   Don Fitz has written a fascinating account of the development of the Cuban health care system.  Placing developments in their historical context—and emphasizing Cuban internationalism throughout—Fitz has illuminated how the Cubans have developed a health care system that is[Read More…]

by 18/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Book Review
How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba?

How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba?

During the last 10 years I have written multiple articles documenting how Cuba has better medical practice and education than the US.  To be honest, I have known for a long time that there is an area of medical training where medical students in the US get considerably more training than do those who study in Cuba. This realization came[Read More…]

by 08/11/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Review of ‘Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution’ by Don Fitz

Review of ‘Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution’ by Don Fitz

Don Fitz’s new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, “How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19.” The postscript puts an exclamation mark on the medical history of Cuba[Read More…]

by 18/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Book Review
What Can We Learn from Cuba? Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point

What Can We Learn from Cuba? Medicare-for-All Is a Beginning, Not the End Point

As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All.  This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal.  However, it is not the final goal.  It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining community medicine with natural[Read More…]

by 01/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
 How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19

 How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19

Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto “Che” Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. On the night of his twenty-fourth birthday, Che was at La Colonia de San Pablo in Peru swimming across the river to join the lepers.[Read More…]

by 09/06/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Cuba’s First Military Doctors (Part 2)

Cuba’s First Military Doctors (Part 2)

[The first part 1 of this article addressed the need for Cuba’s participation in conflicts in Zaire, the Congo and Guinea-Bissau during the 1960s to remain concealed for over three decades.  It covered the background to the struggles, what Cubans found in Africa, the role of race relations in Cuba’s campaigns, and the recruitment of doctors.  This Part 2 explores[Read More…]

by 26/11/2018 Comments are Disabled World
Daily Life In Cuba

Daily Life In Cuba

The biggest problem for families in Cuba these days is the financial difficulties caused by the United States blockade. It has not been removed even though diplomatic relations were established following former President Obama’s visit to Cuba. This is due to, among other things, the fact that there are laws that have to be repealed by the US Congress. So[Read More…]

by 24/01/2018 1 comment World
Cuba Has A Higher Life Expectancy Than The U.S- Why?

Cuba Has A Higher Life Expectancy Than The U.S- Why?

  So frequently is the word ‘freedom’ employed in the political vernacular, it has come to mean whatever the listener desires. For Mr. Trump, it is one word in the volcanic plume countering a society’s rhythm, designed to attract attention. That he has garnered in spades, enough to win him the highest office in the land. To many freedom is[Read More…]

by 03/09/2017 2 comments World