Strategy for Revolution in 21st Century
Cuba's revolutionary medicine Its Relation to a Culture of Peace for the 21st Century

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In the beginning Cuba tried to export the revolution by traditional secret, violent means. Che Guevara went to Congo and later to Bolivia trying to repeat the means of the Cuban revolution, but these were failures.

Beginning in 1963, however, Cuba invented a new means of exporting the revolution: sending doctors and other medical personnel to other countries, especially Latin America, Africa and, more recently, islands in the Pacific. According to a study in 2007, 28,422 Cuban health workers have worked in 37 Latin American countries, 31,181 in 33 African countries and 7,986 in 24 Asian countries. As of 2020, there are Cuban doctors working in 60 countries.

Beginning in 1998, Cuba offered tuition-free medical training for students from all over the world at their medical school ELAM. By 2010 they had graduated 50,000 medical doctors to return to their countries and communities, and the program was changed to require scholarships from the country of origin of the student. However some Cuban Scholarships are available. Students from Palestine and Sahrawi are supported by Cuba. Students from the United States are given scholarships providing they come from poor families and commit to practice medicine in poor and underserved communities when they return to the US

In 2020, responding to the global pandemic of coronavirus, Cuba sent medical personnel to Italy. According to the author of the article, their response "is putting other countries, even rich countries, to shame.".

What are the results? One study in Hondorus found that "In the areas they served, infant mortality rates were reduced from 30.8 to 10.1 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality rates from 48.1 to 22.4 per 1,000 live births between 1998 and 2003." But perhaps the most important results won't be known for decades. As the America empire collapses, will there be a new growth of socialism inspired in part by Cuba's revolutionary medicine? Only time will tell.



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Issues

Revolutionary socialist culture of peace

Culture of War

Internal Culture of War

Culture of Peace

Education for nonviolence and democracy

Sustainable development for all

Human rights vs exploitation

Women's equality vs patriarchy

Democratic participation vs authori-tarianism

Tolerance and solidarity vs enemy images

Transparency vs secrecy

Disarmament vs armament

Revolutionary leadership

Revolutionary organization

Proletarian Interna-tionalism

National Liberation

Guerrilla Warfare

Terrorism

Agent Provocateurs

Communica-tion systems

Psychology for revolution-aries

Capitalist culture of war

Socialist culture of war

Winning Conflict by Nonviolence


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More Sources

South African
Peace Process

Soviet Union
Disarmament Proposals

Soviet Collapse

Slovo:
Has Socialism Failed?

Freire:
Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Fidel:
Ecology in Cuba

Fidel:
On Religion

Mandela:
Human Rights in South Africa

King
on Nonviolence

Gandhi
on Nonviolence

Gandhi
on Communism

Cuba's revolutionary medicine

People-power revolution in the Philippines