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Children 2016, 3(4), 20; doi:10.3390/children3040020

International Medical Collaboration: Lessons from Cuba

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Camaguey Children’s Hospital, Camaguey 70100, Cuba
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Academic Unit of Child Health, The Medical School, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Derby DE22 3DT, UK
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Academic Editor: Sari A. Acra
Received: 14 August 2016 / Revised: 9 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 October 2016 / Published: 18 October 2016
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Abstract

Over 50,000 Cuban health professionals are currently working overseas in 67 different countries. They work in conjunction with local health professionals. The majority work in primary care in deprived areas. The aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality but also improve health in the long term by training local health professionals, and building both institutions and a structure to deliver health care alongside educating the local population. Cuba is a small, middle-income country. It has, however, made a significant international contribution in relation to medical collaboration. Cuba’s international collaboration is based on the principles of social justice and equity for all. It has set an example for other countries to emulate. View Full-Text
Keywords: child health; Cuba; access to healthcare child health; Cuba; access to healthcare
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Castelló González, M.; Pons Vásquez, R.; Rodriguez Bencomo, D.; Choonara, I. International Medical Collaboration: Lessons from Cuba. Children 2016, 3, 20.

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