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Author Kirk, John M., 1951- author.

Title Healthcare without borders : understanding Cuban medical internationalism / John M. Kirk.

Publication Info. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (377 pages)
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Series Contemporary Cuba
Contemporary Cuba.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: setting the scene -- Origins and evolution: from "beggar's helper" to a "white-jacketed army" -- Elam, a school for all nations -- Dealing with the "handicapped" of ALBA: setting the balance right -- Operación milagro: bringing vision to millions -- Cuba's international disaster responses: from 1960s Chile to the 2005 Henry Reeve Brigade -- South-South cooperation in biotechnology: medicine for the masses -- The Cuba-Venezuela medical partnership: the Castro-Chávez dream lives on -- Cuba's role in Haiti: hurricanes, an earthquake, and cholera -- Cuba's medical internationalism in the South Pacific -- The children of Chernobyl: 25,000 treated -- Cuba's medical internationalism in El Salvador since Hurricane Ida -- Conclusion: no longer the world's best-kept secret.
Summary Over the course of the last five decades, Cuba has been a leading force in the developing world via medical internationalism, providing humanitarian aid and initiating programs for preventative care and medical training. In this book, John Kirk argues that Cuba's medical internationalism is one of its best-kept secrets, and he explores the philosophical underpinning about access to medical care at the core of Cuba's medical internationalism programs.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Medical assistance, Cuban.
Medical policy -- Cuba.
Medical care -- Cuba -- Methods.
Public health -- Cuba.
International cooperation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kirk, John M. Healthcare without borders : understanding Cuban medical internationalism. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] Contemporary Cuba 9780813061054
ISBN 9780813061054
9780813055473 (e-book)

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