3006.5: Monday, November 13, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

CUBA Through the Eyes of MEDICC: Looking Behind the Indicators

Last year, Cuba registered an all-time-low infant mortality rate of 6.4 per 1,000 live births. This—among other equally respectable indicators—has become something of an international public health riddle, given the Cuban economy’s nosedive in the early nineties. How is it possible to maintain and even improve health indicators under such conditions? MEDICC alumni will offer insights into the Cuban public health system, the primary care professionals that are its backbone, and the preventive and educational programs they became immersed in during their six- to eight-week elective experience in Cuba. And they will offer a preview of the 2001 MEDICC Health Sciences Elective and Health Sciences Tutorial in Cuba
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Presider(s):Peter Bourne, MD
Sponsor:APHA-International Human Rights Committee

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA