[act-ma] 4/26 ¡SALUD! a movie about Health Care System, Free screening at Tufts

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Mon Apr 23 13:18:35 PDT 2007

¡Salud! FREE screening at Tufts!
Thursday, April 26th, 7:00pm
Olin Center, Theater 12 (in the basement)
180 Packard Ave. Medford, MA

Find out what puts Cuba on the map in the quest for global health …

¡Salud! is 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
health care everyone's birth right.


Through the Cuban experience, the film challenges us to reflect on the
larger questions:  What will it take to stop disease from decimating
poor countries and reaching around the globe?  How can we get enough
doctors and health workers to where they are needed most?   Do
governments have a responsibility for the health of their citizens?

In today's world, shouldn't every person be born with the right to a
healthy chance at life?

"The most important contribution Cuba has made to global health is its
example –
that you can introduce the notion of a right to health care and wipe out
the diseases of poverty."
Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health

See the film's website: http://www.saludthefilm.net/ns/index.html

For more info contact endtheembargo at gmail.com

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