Specialist care, including access to technology, is the expensive pinnacle of this commercialised world, and the privileges of that wealthy elite are jealously guarded (see MEDICC 2008).
Cuban programs are generally financed by the Cuba government, or through various forms of co-financing--sometimes called 'compensation'--depending on the capacity of the recipient country (see MEDICC 2008).
The four-year award will propel MEDICC signature programs:
Publication of MEDICC Review, the only English-language, peer-reviewed journal on Cuban health and medicine, soon to publish a Latin American edition in Spanish.
MEDICC Review (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which works to enhance cooperation among "global health communities aimed at better health outcomes.
My Spanish-English dictionary does not include "pesquizaje;" but Conner Gorry, Senior Editor of MEDICC Review says that Cuban health professionals use "pesquizaje active" to mean "active screening" when they go door-to-door.
Details: Camila Curtis-Contreras, Program Asst, MEDICC
, 1814 Franklin St, Ste 500, Oakland CA 94612.
director of MEDICC, said Cuba is responsible for much of the Haitian medical staffing presence currently existing in that country--including over 400 Haitian graduates of Cuba's Latin American Medical School (ELAM).
Just after the earthquake, said Appelbaum, MEDICC appealed to various foundations, companies and individual donors, managing to raise over $250,000 for relief efforts.
Kirk of Canada's Dalhousie University, "and no better way to do that than a donation to MEDICC
Details: Diane Appelbaum, MEDICC
Atlanta, 1902 Clairmont Road, #250, Decatur, GA 30033.
Established in 1997, MEDICC
lets participants observe innovative health practices in Cuba, where health indicators are on par with developed countries despite scarce resources.