Cuba Leading the Way in Global Health Solidarity

Groups of Cuban doctors arriving on a mission in Sierra Leone in 2015Telesur April 7, 2017 | On World Health Day, teleSUR looks at some great examples of Cuban medical internationalism and solidarity.

Cuba is known as renowned for having one of the world’s best health systems, high-quality doctors and training and prevention programs.

Medical programs initiated by the Cuban government have also been beneficial for countless others outside of the island, from disaster relief to disease prevention, as part of the country’s ongoing medical internationalism.

Despite being crippled by decades of U.S. economic sanctions, Cuba has sent thousands of medical professionals to foreign countries and has helped to train more than 80,000 doctors across the world for free.

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