The Heat: Cuba’s medical success

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Cuba is home to one of the world’s largest medical schools and is training the next generation of doctors to care for the poor. From helping people after the devastating earthquake in Haiti to treating patients with Ebola in West Africa, Cuba has answered the call. Cuban doctors and nurses are providing medical care in over sixty five developing countries around the world.

Cuba’s universal health care has long been a model for other developing countries. Since 1963, thousands of Cuban doctors and nurses have participated in outreach programs, bringing hands-on care to people in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Cuba has also made advances in research and disease. In June, the World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child.

CCTV’s Michael Voss filed this report from Havana.

The Heat: Cuba's medical success

The Heat: Cuba's medical success

Cuba is home to one of the world’s largest medical schools and is training the next generation of doctors to care for the poor. From helping people after the devastating earthquake in Haiti to treating patients with Ebola in West Africa, Cuba has answered the call. Cuban doctors and nurses are providing medical care in over sixty five developing countries around the world.

The Heat welcomed these guest to begin a discussion on Cuba’s medical care success:

  • Carlos Alzugaray is a Cuban diplomat and educator.
  • Gail Reed is the international director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba.
  • Carlos Fernandez de Cossio is the Cuban Ambassador to South Africa.
  • Carlos Alzugaray, Gail Reed and Carlos Fernandez de Cossio on Cuba's medical success

    Carlos Alzugaray, Gail Reed and Carlos Fernandez de Cossio on Cuba's medical success

    Cuba is home to one of the world’s largest medical schools and is training the next generation of doctors to care for the poor. From helping people after the devastating earthquake in Haiti to treating patients with Ebola in West Africa, Cuba has answered the call. Cuban doctors and nurses are providing medical care in over sixty five developing countries around the world.

The Heat continued its discussion:

Gail Reed and William Gumede on Cuba's medical success

Gail Reed and William Gumede on Cuba's medical success

Cuba is home to one of the world’s largest medical schools and is training the next generation of doctors to care for the poor. From helping people after the devastating earthquake in Haiti to treating patients with Ebola in West Africa, Cuba has answered the call. Cuban doctors and nurses are providing medical care in over sixty five developing countries around the world.

  • Babette Plana

    This article is fallacious and communist propaganda. The average Cuban does not have access to quality health care. They go to hospitals that are filthy, rundown, lack medicines and basic supplies. Patients have to bring their own towels, bed sheets, soap, medication and fans because there is no air-conditioning. The rest rooms are disgustingly filthy. Many toilets, clogged with feces, are no longer functioning. Some hospitals do not have running water. Because the crematoriums no longer function, biological wastes are being buried haphazardly in cemeteries where street dogs dig up and feed on human body parts. The stench is atrocious.

    There is a severe shortage of doctors in Cuba. Many doctors are forced to serve missions in foreign lands. It is virtual slave labor when one considers that Castro deducts 92% or more of the Cubans’ earnings. Cholera and pertussis is rampant in Cuba. Doctors returning from their foreign missions are introducing new and exotic diseases to Cuba.

    The only ones that benefit from “good” health care are the Castro elites and the tourists. Conditions are very bad in Cuba. If everything were so wonderful, why are Cubans fleeing the country by the thousands each year? Why are doctors and athletes defecting en masse?

    Wake up, people! You are being fed lies by the communist apparat. Go to this link, look at the photos taken by Cuban citizens, and read about the real state of health care in Cuba.

    http://www.therealcuba.com/?page_id=77