How Cuba is Revolutionizing Global Health Care

Thanks so much for shining light on this inconvenient truth. For profit capitalism is antithetical to proficient health care, it marginalizes the poor and is inherently a conflict of interest b/c a healthy population is bad for corporate profits. I would venture to state that there is no literal “health care” in the west, it’s managed sick-care with Big Pharma drugs and sky high insurance premiums.

The Most Revolutionary Act

Salud! : What Puts Cuba on the Map in the Quest for Global Health

Connie Field (2009)

Film Review

Salud! Is about the global struggle to overcome health inequality and the vital role Cuba plays in this effort. Filmmaker Connie Field is totally open about her perspective that that health car is a basic right and not a commodity, as it’s viewed in the US.

In pre-revolutionary Cuba, only a small wealthy elite had access to health care. The poor, who comprised 90-90% of the population, died in droves of treatable conditions, such as malaria, respiratory infection, parasites and infantile diarrheal infections.

The Castro regime responded to this health crisis by training tens of thousands of doctors. At present, Cuba has 60,000 doctors for a population of 11 million, making their health system one of the best resourced in the world.

Ending Diseases of Poverty Worldwide

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2 thoughts on “How Cuba is Revolutionizing Global Health Care

  1. Thanks for reblogging. At the moment, Cuba is the only force providing pushback against the effort by multi billion dollar insurance companies to dismantle national health systems in the developed world. The campaign to privatize the British and NZ health service is going full speed ahead, in part due to austerity cut and deliberate privatization of key services.

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    • At this point, i’m not sure how far Cuba is willing to open up to the US economically. There’s already talk of US developers buying up the coastline, last pristine beachfront property on Earth. Then come the development loans as the banksters smell blood. Let’s pray Cuba stands up against privatization of public services.

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