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Phone: 510-350-3052
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 820
Oakland
California 94612
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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Physicians are needed as mentors to guide U.S. students, studying at Havana's Latin American Medical School, into residency and successful medical careers in underserved communities in the U.S.

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

Mission:
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.
Results:
In 2013, we were proud to:

* Provide travel guidance to more US residents than ever before visiting Cuba to learn about the island's health care system--174 travelers in all, who had full schedules meeting health workers and patients in Havana and other provinces.

* Top 30,000 article-reads per month for our online journal MEDICC Review, which published on -hot topics: Diabetes, Primary Health Care, Chronic Diseases and Mental Health.

* Award 42 Mnisi Fellowships to US students and graduates of Havana's Latin American Medical School (ELAM) to help them prepare for their US medical licensing exams.

* Place a record number of 40 US ELAM students in 26 clinical sites in 11 states and the District of Columbia providing them with valuable US clinical experience.

*Celebrate the culmination of the two-year Community Partnerships for Health Equity (CPHE) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a community forum to share how health lessons learned from the Cuban health system have inspired community projects in Albuquerque; and kick off a new CPHE in the Bronx, New York.

*Ship four sea containers of medical aid (with our humanitarian partner Global Links) to Santiago, Cuba to help the region recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, including an infrastructure shipment of electric beds and mattresses for the 630-bed teaching Hospital Saturnino Lora.

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10/30/14
As a member of a Cuban American organization, Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), I am keenly aware of the role MEDICC plays explaining within the US the strengths of the Cuban medical system. Because of its lack of resources, Cuba puts all its efforts into prevention. If you haven't already, ... more »
10/29/14
The staff at MEDICC are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the organization and are very comprehensive in messages about their work including both goals and accomplishments. Great job at relaying this information to the public... more »
10/29/14
In a era when global health considerations far transcend national differences and political squabbles, MEDICC stands out as an exemplar of the kind of work needed to create and disseminate knowledge of the highest relevance. My principal connection is through their newsletters and information ... more »
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