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Medical Education Cooperation With Cuba

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1814 Franklin Street, Suite 820 Oakland CA 94612 USA

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MEDICC believes Health for All is Possible and works to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes and equity.

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2014 was a pivotal year for MEDICC, transitioning leadership to new Executive Director Pierre LaRamée, a dedicated advocate of global health equity and Latin American human rights, who brought to MEDICC over 30 years’ experience in NGO leadership. Under his direction, all programs have expanded and new staff have joined MEDICC’s ranks to accommodate this growth. Among the ways we bridged the US, Cuban, and global health communities and shared the successful outcomes of Cuba’s public health and medical education systems, MEDICC: • Catapulted the story of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) onto the global stage, through co-founder Gail Reed’s TEDMED talk “Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba.” To date, the video has been viewed over 700,000 times and has been translated into 22 languages. • Coordinated educational exchanges to Cuba for 152 professionals, participating in 12 programs tailored to each group, including a high-level delegation of Congressional Diabetes Caucus members, medical experts and patient advocates to Cuba to learn more about diabetes care and an innovative therapy that reduces diabetic foot amputations. • Generated new Institutional Bridges and developed others, brokering a bilateral agreement between the American Public Health Association and the Cuban Society of Public Health, which envisions joint research and exchange of experience and publications; and furthering work on end-of-life issues between Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Cuba’s Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery as well as the relationship between the University of California at San Francisco’s Memory and Aging Center and CNEURO the Cuban Neurosciences Center. • Became a prime source for news on Cuba’s role in fighting the Ebola epidemic through press outreach and a new website. www.ebola.medicc.org. Cuba sent 256 nurses and doctors, the largest contingent of healthcare workers from any country. In cooperation with Global Links, MEDICC also launched a special fundraising campaign to secure shipment of medical supplies to the international and Cuban teams. • Launched new sites in one of our signature programs, Community Partnerships for Health Equity (CPHE), in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Summit County, Ohio; Kern County, South Los Angeles, Del Norte and San Diego; California. We also convened the first national meeting of MEDICC’s CPHE Network of Community Partnerships for Health Equity, with community health leaders and advocates from six cities joined together to share with each other actions taken to improve local health, prompted by insights gleaned from their visits to Cuba.

Programs:

Educational Exchange Programs in Cuba, Community Partnerships for Health Equity, Medical Literature for Cuban Professionals, Latin American Medical School, ELAM: Support for US students and graduates, Equitable Health Care in Haiti, MEDICC Review-International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine

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2 people found this review helpful

Undoubtedly, Cuba has models in healthcare, agriculture, etc. that are low-cost that the U.S. could learn from. Vice versa, Cubans experience many issues accessing technology due to strained relations with the U.S. MEDICC strives to build a collaborative world in which we can all benefit from what the other has to offer. In addition to their many great programs, MEDICC, on principle, is a leader for emphasizing the importance of cooperation.

I had one of my first jobs at MEDICC and since then, I have been inspired to research mulit-sector approaches to public health issues for the rest of my career.

 
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The Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba is a breakthrough nonprofit organization in community health and integrated healthcare models. My experience at MEDICC was that the staff was dedicated and constantly thinking of new avenues to promote health equity and also to establish better ties between the U.S. and Cuba for the sake of the health of the two populations and the world. The resources that the U.S. has available combined with the advanced planning of the Cuban healthcare model will benefit the world population and the staff at MEDICC will be our leaders to a healthier globe.

 
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With the opening between the US and Cuba, it is imperative that we understand more about Cuba, its health system and open the science dialogue as that will likely be the first area to be encourage in collaboration. MEDICC helps immensely with that, acquainted those not in Cuba with the character of medicine and medical science in Cuba, an increasingly important area of concern and interest to the US and world medical community.

 
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Medicc was a 'voice in the wilderness' in the US until recently, telling Americans about what was happening with health and health professions education in Cuba during a period when few others were. As a teaching resource in those days they were invaluable. Now that relations with Cuba are improving, Medicc is once again leading the way by providing our political, clinical and educational leaders with the insights gained by years of experience 'on the ground.' We need them more than ever!

 
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MEDICC provides individuals with an opportunity to learn about advances in public health, biomedical research and medical care in Cuba. Much of the research and innovations in health care organization are transferrable to other countries. This is even more valuable with recent changes in the US relationship with Cuba. MEDICC uses its resources very wisely.

 
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MEDICC arranged an itinerary for our group of healthcare professionals/administrators, governmental officials, and academics to look at Cuba's healthcare/public health system and how other agencies/stakeholders are engaged in improving the population's health. It was an eye-opening experience--we learned some lessons that we are trying to apply to our region.

 
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This is a wonderful organization! It has worked tirelessly to explore medical realities in Cuba and to build the friendship that has led to a relaxing between both countries. We now will have the opportunity to open research between the US and Cuba and to provide mutual benefits from that research.

 
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MEDICC work it is also very important for the LatinAmerican context, where some institutions take its initiatives as a role model.

MEDICC, thank you for your resilience !

 
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MEDICC does extraordinary work to support US students studying medicine in Cuba. They assist with exam preparation and exam fees, and work with US hospitals to find opportunities for rotations here in the US which is invaluable when these amazing students apply to residencies in the united states. MEDICC is an integral part of this pipeline of passionate young doctors, the majority from backgrounds under-represented in medicine, committed to caring for underserved communities.

 
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I experienced the Cuban health system through MEDICC as a 4th year med student in 1999. It was an amazing experience and I'm thrilled at the work they continue to do within and outside of Cuba.

 
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MEDICC has been an essential part of my medical career. They have provided support and resources needed along the way.

 
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