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Cuba - small country BIG HEALTHCARE

Date:
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
626 Pacheco - corner of 10th Ave, #6 Bus

Join us for a presentation and discussion on Cuban Health Care and enjoy a holiday potluck with health care activists.


  • Cubans have universal access to free health care (provided by the government).
  • Althrough Cuba is a developing country, Cubans live as long or longer than Americans
  • Cuban babies survive as well as American babies
  • Cuba spends half of much on healthcare, ( as a percentage of its GNP), as the US, but provides health care to all its citizens
  • "Health Tourists" go to Cuba from other countries for medical treatments because of Cuba\'s high quality, low cost health care.
  • Cuba\'s government provides free medical education to its own students and to students from around the world, including the US.
  • The Cuban government sends many of its best medical graduates to third-world countries in need of medical assistence, (Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, etc)


We will also have an update on Senate Bill Bill 921 - The Health Care for All Californians Act


Saturday 3pm, December 19

626 Pacheco,San Francisco , CA

(at the ccorner of 10th Ave, #6 bus)


Speaker: Bridget Harrison is a 4th year medical student at UCSF and has a Masters of Public Health at UC , Berkeley. She spent one month in Cuba in 2004 learning about Cuba's Public Health System through the MEDIIC Program, (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba), and will talk about what she saw.

Sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of Healthcare for All, the California Physicians Alliance, and the California Universal Health Care Organizing Project

Added to the calendar on Thu, Dec 16, 2004 9:54PM
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