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dc.contributor.authorVeeken, H*
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T17:08:17Z
dc.date.available2008-02-14T17:08:17Z
dc.date.issued1995-10-07
dc.identifier.citationCuba: Plenty of Care, Few Condoms, No Corruption. 1995, 311 (7010):935-7 BMJen
dc.identifier.issn0959-8138
dc.identifier.pmid7580557
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18365
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dc.description.abstractThe health system in Cuba guarantees accessibility to the entire population, is free of charge, and covers the spectrum from vaccinations to sophisticated interventions. The results are impressive: Cuba's health figures are on a par with developed countries that have 20 times the budget. The country is experiencing a difficult period because of the collapse and loss of support from the Soviet Union; over 30 years' trade embargo by the United States; and the gradual change from a centrally planned economy towards more of a free market system. Shortages are experienced in every sector, and maintaining health care services at the current level is too expensive. Doctors and nurses continue to work towards the goal of health for all Cubans, even though their salaries are minimal. Signs of negligence or corruption, often seen in other socialist countries where incentives for output are lacking, are unknown. Topics such as family planning and AIDS deserve immediate attention.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/311/7010/935
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dc.subject.meshCubaen
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Rationingen
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibilityen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Administrationen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren
dc.subject.meshState Medicineen
dc.titleCuba: Plenty of Care, Few Condoms, No Corruption.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, Netherlands.en
dc.identifier.journalBMJ/British Medical Journalen
html.description.abstractThe health system in Cuba guarantees accessibility to the entire population, is free of charge, and covers the spectrum from vaccinations to sophisticated interventions. The results are impressive: Cuba's health figures are on a par with developed countries that have 20 times the budget. The country is experiencing a difficult period because of the collapse and loss of support from the Soviet Union; over 30 years' trade embargo by the United States; and the gradual change from a centrally planned economy towards more of a free market system. Shortages are experienced in every sector, and maintaining health care services at the current level is too expensive. Doctors and nurses continue to work towards the goal of health for all Cubans, even though their salaries are minimal. Signs of negligence or corruption, often seen in other socialist countries where incentives for output are lacking, are unknown. Topics such as family planning and AIDS deserve immediate attention.


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