Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Dec 5, 2007 - Business & Economics - 150 pages
As health care concerns grow in the U.S., medical anthropologist Linda M. Whiteford and social psychologist Larry G. Branch present their findings on a health care anomaly, from an unlikely source. Primary Health Care in Cuba examines the highly successful model of primary health care in Cuba following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. This model, developed during a time of dramatic social and political change, created a preventive care system to better provide equity access to health care. Cuba's recognition as a paragon of health care has earned praise from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Pan American Health Organization. In this book, Whiteford and Branch explore the successes of Cuba's preventive primary health care system and its contribution to global health.
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Chapter 1 The Cuban Health Care Revolution
Chapter 2 An Overview of the Cuban Primary Health Care Model between 1959 and 2000
Chapter 3 AlmaAta and the Concept of Primary Health Care
Chapter 4 The Cuban Primary Health Care Model for Child and Maternal Care
Chapter 5 The Cuban Experience with Controlling Infectious and Communicable Diseases through Primary Health Care
Chapter 6 Primary Health Care and Chronic Diseases in Cuba
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