Cuba Health Care Research Trip 2010

Vinales Panorama

A group of North American medical professional's experience studying the Cuban medical system.

"51 years of struggles and victories"

Health care since the revolution.

When Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and their revolutionaries won the civil war in 1959, over half the nation's 6,000 doctors left, leaving one medical school with 16 professors.

Since then, through the dedicated efforts of the Cuban people, Cuba has become a model of universal access to health care. Although a poor country lacking in many of the material and technological resources expected in rich countries, Cuba has compensated by training tens of thousands of physicians. The result is documented health indicators to rival those of the most advanced and wealthiest nations.