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Healthcare Without BordersUnderstanding Cuban Medical Internationalism$
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John M. Kirk

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061054

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061054.001.0001

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Operación Milagro

Operación Milagro

Bringing Vision to Millions

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Healthcare Without Borders

John M. Kirk

University Press of Florida

Cuba has provided ophthalmology surgery to over 3 million people, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean in a program known as “Operation Miracle”. The origins and evolution of this program are examined in detail, as is the rationale for this medical cooperation to developing nations.

Keywords:   Operation Miracle, Operación Milagro, Ophthalmology, Eye surgery, Latin America, Medical cooperation

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