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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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South-South Cooperation in Biotechnology

South-South Cooperation in Biotechnology

Medicine for the Masses

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(p.139) 6 South-South Cooperation in Biotechnology
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Healthcare Without Borders
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John M. Kirk

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0007

Cuba produces the majority of its own medicines, and exports pharmaceuticals around the world—mainly to developing countries. This chapter examines the origins of Cuban biotechnology, its basic philosophy, and the kind of research it undertakes. Reference is made to a number of joint ventures, scientific research projects, and healthcare initiatives with which Cuba is involved in Africa and Asia.

Keywords:   Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Scientific research, Joint ventures

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