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Cuba's revolutionary medicine

Cuba's revolutionary medicine
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Beginning in 1963, 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

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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