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Robert Huish, Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Department of International Development Studies, presents an overview of the Cuban health system, the Cuban medical education system, and the government’s effort to provide care beyond its borders. This is a practical book that gives the historical background of how Cuba has survived decades of economic sanctions to become one of the world leaders in universal health care. The author examines the different aspects of Cuban health care using credible evidence and a variety of sources including the author’s own experiences in Cuba learning how health care and medical education is delivered.


Originally published in Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2015. Online Blog. gone.html