[act-ma] 2/27 Health Care as a Human Right: The Venezuelan Experience

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Feb 14 17:38:49 PST 2009

*/Health Care as a Human Right: /*

*/The Venezuelan Experience/*


·         */Dr. Michael Phillips /*MD. Clinical Assistant Professor in 
Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Specialty 
Coordinator for Ophthalmology at the Christian Medical Association and 
organizer of humanitarian medical missions to Ghana and Haiti with 
Global Health Outreach.

·         */Dr. Arachu Castro./* Ph.D., MPH Assistant Professor of 
Social Medicine, Academic Director Program in Infectious Disease and 
Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Harvard 
Medical School

·         */Dr. Padma Balasubramanian/*, MD, Endocrinologist, Internal 
Medicine and Diabetes Specialist, fellow of the American College of 
Endocrinology, Consultant staff at Caritas Norwood Hospital

Friday February 27^th , 4:00 to 6:00PM

*Tufts** University School** of Medicine*

Behrakis Auditorium – 1^st Floor, Jaharis Building

150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA.

(MBTA Orange Line to "Tufts-New England Medical Center")

*Panelists will provide an insight view of the successful Health Care 

*Mission** Milagro**:** * Venezuelan-Cuban anti-blindness program that 
has restored sight to close to 700,000 people from 30 countries and aims 
to reach 6,000,000 blind people by 2015.                 

*Barrio Adentro* *(Inside the Neighborhood)**:** *A public health 
initiative that provides preventive, primary, secondary and specialized 
health care to millions of Venezuelan through a network of community 
clinics located mostly in poor urban and rural communities.  It is a 
partnership between the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, the Cuban Medical 
Mission in Venezuela, and the Pan American Health Organization.
Sponsored by the Latin American Medical Students Association and Global 
Health Interest Group
                         at Tufts University School of Medicine.*

*For more information contact: *info.venezuela.event at gmail.com 
<mailto:info.venezuela.event at gmail.com>* or 312-731-6652 *Open to the 
Public* - Medical Students, Nursing and Public Health Students, 
Clinicians, Researchers, Undergraduates and interested community members 
are encouraged to attend!*


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