[act-ma] 4/29 Salud a film about Cuba: A model health care system for the world
July 26th Coalition
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Wed Apr 25 07:10:55 PDT 2007
Cuba: A model health care system for the world??
A showing of the film: Salud
With additional comments by Nancy Kohn
Sunday April 29th
Cuban snacks provided
Don't miss this amazing documentary exploring the truly incredible
health care system in Cuba. 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.
For more info see www.saludthefilm.net
Nancy Kohn has been a health care activist in Boston since
1990. She earned a masters in public health at Boston University.
Initially her work centered on the prevention of HIV/AIDS among
adolescents and women of all ages. Since 1998 she has worked at The
Access Project doing participatory research and organizing all over
the U.S. The mission of the Access Project is to strengthen
community action, promote social change and improve health,
especially for those who are most vulnerable.
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