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ELAM Students & Graduates Work with Cuban Doctors in Haiti

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I requested a year off from school to go to Haiti and work with the Cuban doctors after completing my 2nd semester of 3rd year at ELAM (the Latin American School of Medicine). I am one of 120 American citizens studying medicine in Cuba free of charge, with plans to practice medicine upon graduation in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Medicine Vol 3 No 2: Progressive Health Reforms in Latin America

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We have just published Volume 3, Number 2 of Social Medicine. The full table of contents in available on line. Here is some information about the articles: Earlier this year we invited Asa Cristina Laurell, a prominent Mexican public health activist to prepare a special issue on progressive health reforms in Latin America. Dr. Laurell […]

The Cuban Health Care System

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[This post was originally published in January of 2006] The Cuban Health System In early December the editors of the Social Medicine Portal visited Cuba. This month we bring back some notes concerning Cuban health and health care. Cuba’s health system is unique in the world. Built on a strong foundation in primary care, Cuba […]




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