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Southwest Trip by US students studying medicine in Cuba


Readers of the Portal may be interested in the blog set up by US students studying medicine at the Latin  American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana. Starting at the end of July, twelve ELAM students went on a two week tour of the Southwest United States. Their intent was to publicize the school, work as […]

Social Medicine Volume 4 Number 2: Economic Crisis, Social Determinants, Participation & more

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We have just published a new issue of Social Medicine/Medicina Social, our bilingual, online journal.  It is available in both English and Spanish.  Our 13th issue touches on several important issues in world health including the current economic crisis and the WHO Commission’s on the Social Determinants of Health.  And, of course, the stories of […]

Action alert: Honduran physician Luther Harry Castillo menaced with arrest

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We have been asked by our friends at MEDICC to pass on this action alert regarding Dr. Luther Castillo, a Honduran physician who has been threatened with arrest in the wake of the recent coup. Dr. Castillo, a member of Honduras’ Garifuna community, was one of the first graduates from the Latin American School of […]

Update from US students studying medicine in Cuba (June 2009)


Here is the latest update from from Joanna Mae Souers, one of the US students studying medicine on scholarship in Cuba: June 2009 Today there are 148 American students studying medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.  They study within Cuba’s world-renowned system of universal health care.  Despite Cuba being a “poor” […]

Former NFL Player Pasha Jackson on Studying Medicine in Cuba

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Our thanks to Diane Appelbaum of MEDICC for sharing this link to an interview with former NFL player Pasha Jackson. Pasha is one of approximately 100 US students studying medicine on full scholarship in Cuba at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM). Here is a link to the program The World According to Gary. The […]

Join the One Million Campaign to Support Breastfeeding

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On February 9th (2009) Baby Milk Action and International Baby Food Action Network – Asia, launched an international campaign to collect a million signatures on a global petition calling for strict implementation of the International Code for Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and support for women who breastfeed. The campaign was launched in India where there […]

Update from US Students studying Medicine in Cuba


J.M. Souers and V. Lezcano at the Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Joanna Mae Souers, a US student studying at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana, has sent us this update on her studies. For additional information on the ELAM program you can other posting at this link: January 2009 Every year, […]

Cuba's Revolution at 50: The Importance of Health Care Workers

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January 1, 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Monthly Review, the US’s independent socialist magazine, devoted its January 2009 issue to the topic of Why Cuba Still Matters.  Among the articles in this issue, one particularly caught our attention: Steve Brouwer’s The Cuban Revolutionary Doctor: The Ultimate Weapon of Solidarity.  Brouwer’s article […]

Havana Medical Education Conference: Viewpoint of a US student

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This report by US medical student Joanna Mae Souers offers her perspective on the recent Medical Education Conference in Havana. November 30th 2008, commenced the 4-day conference, “Medical Education for the 21st Century: Teaching for Health Equity,” at the National Hotel of Cuba.  The conference brought together health professionals, educators, administrators and researchers from around […]

Update from US medical students studying in Havana Cuba

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Over last week’s holiday break, we had a chance to meet with Joanna Mae Souers, an American student at the Escuela Latino America de Medicine (ELAM, Latin American Medical School) in Havana, Cuba.  Ms. Souers, a graduate of Cornell, is currently in her second year of studies.  She is the recipient of one of 500 […]