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Ebola in Liberia

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MONROVIA, Liberia — Though the Ebola epidemic that put the world on edge may be waning in parts of West Africa, there is much more work to do be done to ensure this underserved region of the world does not continue to suffer from a potentially endemic and devastating disease. From the start of the […]

ELAM Students & Graduates Work with Cuban Doctors in Haiti


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 […]

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 […]

¡Salud! Southwest Tour by US students studying medicine at ELAM

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We recently received the following letter from Joanna Mae Souers, one of the US students studying medicine at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana: It is my pleasure to introduce to you a project we have been working on since December. Inspired by the MEDICC Conference, we put our minds together to manifest […]

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 […]

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 […]