Healing the Masses by Julie M. Feinsilver
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Healing the Masses
By Julie M. Feinsilver

Healing the Masses

Cuban Health Politics at Home and Abroad

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Healing the Masses by Julie M. Feinsilver

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How has Cuba, a small, developing country, achieved its stunning medical breakthroughs? Hampered by scarce resources and a long-standing U.S. embargo, Cuba nevertheless has managed to provide universal access to health care, comprehensive health education, and advanced technology, even amid desperate economic conditions. Moreover, Cuba has sent disaster relief, donations of medical supplies and technology, and cadres of volunteer doctors throughout the world, emerging, in Castro's phrase, as a 'world medical power'. In her significant and timely study, Julie Feinsilver explores the Cuban medical phenomenon, examining how a governmental obsession with health has reaped medical and political benefits at home and abroad. As a result of Cuba's forward strides in health care, infant mortality rates are low even by First World standards. Cuba has successfully dealt with the AIDS epidemic in a manner that has aroused controversy and that some claim has infringed on individual liberties - issues that Feinsilver succinctly evaluates. Feinsilver's research and travel in Cuba over many years give her a unique perspective on the challenges Cuba faces in this time of unprecedented economic and political uncertainty. Her book is a must-read for everyone concerned with health policy, international relations, and Third World societies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520082984
ISBN-10: 0520082982
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Julie M. Feinsilver

Julie M. Feinsilver is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oberlin College.

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