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Cuba in a Global ContextInternational Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism$
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Catherine Krull

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049106

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049106.001.0001

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

The Impact of Cuban Medical Internationalism in the Global South

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(p.176) 10 The Heart of the Matter
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Cuba in a Global Context
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Robert Huish

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0011

At a time when many nations, including the United States, are seeking ways to embrace global health, Cuba provides an invaluable example of success. The case of Cuban medical internationalism illustrates how dedicated attention to global health can serve to fulfill national policy objectives while providing much-needed humanitarian assistance. Many Cuba scholars and policy critics, regardless of ideological affinity, have recognized Cuba’s impressive example of cooperation aimed at strengthening the most feeble health-care systems in the global South. Cuba’s medical internationalism is a working example of how ethical health strategies can assist low-income countries to build important foundations for comprehensive health-care capacity. Cuba’s provision of health-care services and its strategies for building long-term human resources capacity are seen as a success in both political and public health terms.

Keywords:   Cuba, Internationalism, Tourism, Medical Internationalism, Humanitarianism, Health Strategy

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