No doubt that the lights of hope and inspiration in Cuba have dimmed. Confirmation came a few days ago, January 31, when Alaska Airlines announced the last direct flight from LAX to Cuba: - exactly one year after the inaugural post here:
Hard to believe I messed up on this post that was created 3/31. I'm sure it was just waiting for a photo, while I started other writing projects - including shout-outs to my subscribers. My apologies. Here's the post:
We're on our way to the - International Workshop, "Community Medicine and its Impact on the Quality of Life in the Population" July 23-30, 2016 in Varadero, Cuba. Here's the Conference Itinerary
Everyone is really delighted to welcome you, and preparing the most interesting Conference content possible.
As time goes by, they'll add new lecturers by notable speakers in: Ethics, Maternal-Infantile Care, Rehab in Primary care, Stomachology, Neurodevelopment in early care, Women's health, and more.
Highly recommend this beautifullly written story about, "Doctors in Cuba".
HAVANA TIMES — Some years ago, a former vice-minister for the economy told me, keeping a straight face, that an unpublished study had revealed that the State employees who missed the least days of work were hotel bell boys and pump operators at gas stations.
From the University of Penn - Warton School of Medicine -
"Given its proximity to the U.S., where there is a shortage of Spanish-speaking primary care physicians and nurses, Cuba makes sense as a training ground and reservoir of medical professionals, notes Ullmann, who is co-author of the book, Cuban Health Care: Utopian Dreams, Fragile Future. He points to Cuba’s focus on preventative care and its decentralized system of doctors (58.2 per 1,000 people), who are based in each neighborhood and are responsible for their immediate communities, as the recipe for the country’s low infant mortality rate (4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births) and relatively high life expectancy of 78.6 years. At the same time, Ullmann notes that Cuba is a recipient of humanitarian aid in the f...