Medical Education Cooperation With Cuba

Rating: 4.93 stars   60 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 1814 Franklin Street, Suite 820 Oakland CA 94612 USA

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.
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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting MEDICC for over five years. Their important support for students at Latin American School of Medicine and their educational efforts that let the world know of Cuba's medical accomplishments and research are initiatives that are changing the world. That why I support their work.

 
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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, listen to Gail Reed explain on the TED program where the world's doctors should be trained. It is in Cuba. http://www.ted.com/talks/gail_reed_where_to_train_the_world_s_doctors_cuba?language=en

By also helping U.S. disadvantaged youth study medicine in ELAM, the Cuban medical school, MEDICC is playing its part in the thawing of relations between the two nations.

Today (10/29/2014), in an unexpected move, the U.S. accepted Cuba's invitation and sent a CDC official to Havana to join the Caribbean and Latin American nations in a summit summoned last week to organize the hemisphere against the spread of ebola. Working together for the sake of global health, Cuba and the US are putting aside half a century of enmity. MEDICC was already on the ground.

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When Hurricane Sandy struck in Santiago de Cuba, destroying thousands of houses and leaving many more Cubans in dire need of medical supplies, MEDiCC was one of only two institutions that I was able to contact that was raising emergency funds for the stricken. Because of its ability to develop a relationship based on trust with the Cuban government, MEDICC was able to ship aid quickly where it was most needed.

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MEDICC is an amazing organization that cares deeply about spreading public health knowledge and supporting the students of ELAM through a comprehensive set of programs offering scholarships, mentorships, and internships.

 
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I went on one of the first medical exchanges with MEDICC in 1995 0r 1996-not sure anymore !!
It was tough and inspiring--
I grew up in Cuba during the revolution in the late 1950's and it brought tears to my eyes to see my old house and all the neglect and disrepair in Havana.
The medical school is amazing and the people were wonderful.

 
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I first cooperated with MEDDIC during the earthquake emergency in Haiti, and have worked with them several times since. They are competent, committed, and they follow through. Great folks doing a great job.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I recently went to Cuba on a MEDICC sponsored trip- really we done. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5- is that the accommodations could have been nicer- but that is Cuba!

 
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hi i am dahlgren M. Geografia,i am frist year.i am studiying of immaculate conception parochial school.

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i would to thank for this material like a book and rosaries.thank you so much and we love you more..

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEDICC is a great source of information about what one small nation is doing that we in the US should be doing to make the world a better place for humanity. The US sends missiles; Cuba sends doctors. MEDICC publishes well documented article about what Cuban doctors are doing, making it more likely that more people will insist on our country following their lead.

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MEDICC not only publishes an excellent public health journal and creates the exchange of public health ideas between the US and CUba, it also supports US students and alumni of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM, for its Spanish acronym) so they may return home and work in underserved communities as physicians.

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