“Invaluable. presents considerable, targeted, and transparent proof of the entire evolution of clinical internationalism inside of Cuban international and social coverage, going well past the headlines to track that evolution conscientiously and honestly.”—Antoni Kapcia, coeditor of The altering Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society
“Offers a textured and nuanced evaluation of a posh politico-cultural phenomenon.”—Louis A. Pérez, writer of The constitution of Cuban historical past: Meanings and function of the Past
Cuba has extra clinical team of workers serving abroad—over 50,000 in sixty six countries—than the entire G-7 international locations mixed, and likewise greater than the realm overall healthiness association. For over 5 a long time, the island kingdom has been a number one strength within the constructing global, delivering humanitarian reduction (or “cooperation,” as Cuba’s govt prefers) and starting up courses for preventative care and clinical training.
In Healthcare with out Borders, John Kirk examines the function of Cuban scientific groups in catastrophe aid, biotechnology joint ventures, and within the Latin American institution of Medicine—the greatest scientific college on the planet. He seems to be at their responses to varied crises all over the world, together with the 1960 earthquake in Chile, the Chernobyl catastrophe within the Ukraine, the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the next cholera outbreak, and the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Kirk matters an informative and enlightening corrective for what he describes because the tendency of the industrialized world’s media to disregard or underreport this clinical relief phenomenon. within the technique, Kirk explores the philosophical underpinnings of human rights and entry to therapy on the center of Cuba’s scientific internationalism courses and partnerships.
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