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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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The Cuba-Venezuela Medical Partnership

The Cuba-Venezuela Medical Partnership

The Castro-Chávez Dream Lives On

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(p.162) 7 The Cuba-Venezuela Medical Partnership
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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/9780813061054.003.0008

Cuba’s largest trading partner and closest ally is Venezuela. When Venezuelan physicians refused to work in the barrios of Caracas, the mayor approached Cuban family doctors, and soon there were thousands of Cuban physicians there in the Barrio Adentro program. Cuba has some 30,000 medical personnel in Venezuela, whose services are paid for by oil exports. Cuba’s medical role in various stages is examined, as are the various modalities of medical cooperation in which it is engaged nowadays—from the level of family doctor to medical specialist, from training medical students to assisting in a nationwide Operation Miracle program. The results of this longstanding medical cooperation are assessed.

Keywords:   Venezuela, Barrio Adentro, Operation Miracle, Medical training, Medical cooperation

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