Cuba’s Health Care System Helping the World’s Poor

A very good Canadian blog that recently came to my attention is While the Earth Burns: “Unabashedly standing for truth, social renewal and ecological justice”. There is a very interesting piece just put up there about how Cuba’s health care system is helping the world’s poor.

Cubans say they offer health care to the world’s poor because they have big hearts. But what do they get in return?

They live longer than almost anyone in Latin America. Far fewer babies die. Almost everyone has been vaccinated, and such scourges of the poor as parasites, TB, malaria, even HIV/AIDS are rare or non-existent. Anyone can see a doctor, at low cost, right in the neighborhood.

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