CUBAN FILM Series Feb 21 Salud!

Learn more about the long reach of the US State Dept at http://lchirino.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/hush-hush-the-scandal-us-program-against-cuban-medical-assistance/ 

“The US recruitment program for Cuban doctors is directly or indirectly backed by other factors like the corporative media. The private media outlets based in the countries where the Cuban medical assistance has a strong impact, like Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, silence this impact while they mount a special coverage if only one of the Cuban doctors decides to defect.”

A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, ¡Salud!looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’  From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud!hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba — now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA.  Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health—and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right. Learn more at www.saludthefilm.net

 

For a related article see this article in Yes magazine.

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