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By John M. Kirk; H. Michael Erisman

ISBN-10: 1403983720

ISBN-13: 9781403983725

Whereas public wellbeing and fitness is critical for innovative Cuba, offering clinical companies to the constructing international can also be a concern: 38,000 scientific employees are engaged overseas; the most important clinical tuition on this planet (ELAM) has an enrollment of over 8,000 scholars from the 3rd international; and because 2004 over 1.3 million in Latin the USA and the Caribbean have had their eyesight restored.  How has this small state of 11.3 million humans controlled to avoid wasting extra lives within the constructing international than the entire G-8 nations jointly? And what are its explanations? This e-book, the results of 4 years of study in Cuba, presents an up-to-date research of this striking checklist.

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There are basically three ways to do that: coercion (sticks), payments (carrots), and attraction (soft power). . A country’s soft power can come from three resources: its culture (in places where it is attractive to others), its political values (when it lives up to them at home and 18 C U B A N M E D I C A L I N T E R N AT I O N A L I S M abroad), and its foreign policies (when they are seen as legitimate and having moral authority). , coercion and payments), soft power can be and often is seen essentially as a prerogative/resource of the world’s larger, more industrially/technologically developed nations.

18 That first decade was extremely difficult in terms of the delivery of public health, for obvious reasons. By the end of it, however, stability had been imposed, social equity had been established as one of the essential norms of the process, and doctors (imbued with a different understanding of their medical vocation) were graduating in ever-increasing numbers. The noticeable increase in the number of medical schools and hospitals was impressive. The number of large hospitals, for example, increased from 97 in 1958, to 163 in 1984 and 310 in 1994.

From the outset, it must be remembered that the most important principle existing in Cuba’s health care system is Cuba’s belief that health care is an inalienable human right. It is to be enjoyed by all, regardless of race, social class, sex, geographical origin—or indeed, as this study shows, regardless too of nationality or country of origin. This health care was, of necessity, to be provided by a new breed of professionals, one for whom the profit motive should never enter into the analysis—and whose essential duty was to serve those in need of medical support.

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