• Community Doctors | Official Documentary (2016) ELAM - Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

    A never before seen inside look into Cuba's medical scholarship program. Support the students: https://fs24.formsite.com/IFCO7120/form4/index.html?1466451287589 Site: http://communitydoctorsfilm.com Synopsis: Although it is a resource-poor country Cuba has developed a highly effective medical system. Their health outcomes are on par with those of the United States. Cuba has provided thousands of doctors to work in medically underserved areas in countries around the world to restore those communities from the impact of natural disasters, epidemics and the widespread lack of medical care. In 1999 Cuba opened the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) to give medical scholarships to the brightest from poor areas around the world so that they may become doctors that will eventually retur...

    published: 16 Aug 2016
  • Why Are Americans Getting Their Medical Degrees in Cuba?

    BTS producer, Cody Snell, speaks with students at the Latin American School of Medicine, an international medical school set up by the Cuban government that provides free tuition to low income individuals that want to become doctors. LIKE Abby Martin @ https://www.facebook.com/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW CodySnell @ http://twitter.com/CodySnell

    published: 26 Feb 2015
  • Walking Tour of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) HAVANA, CUBA

    I spent a day filming inside the Latin American Medical School, the campus where I studied the first two years of med school in Cuba. The videos were taken in 2010.

    published: 25 Dec 2012
  • Cuba's Top Medical Innovations

    Cuba is known for its health care system and medical training all around the world. Here are some of the top medical innovations you need to know about, that have been developed under the Cuban revolution. https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/video/674227/cubas-top-medical-innovations/

    published: 22 Aug 2017
  • Cuba Medical School educates U.S. doctors

    Uhem Mesut, notre renaissance: http://uhem-mesut.com/

    published: 28 Mar 2012
  • Cuba's Public Health System

    A quick overview of an amazing health system that prioritizes people over profits.

    published: 12 Jun 2016
  • Gail Reed: Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba.

    Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local communities that need them most. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED...

    published: 01 Oct 2014
  • Cuba's Lung Cancer Vaccine Stuns But The Real Surprise Is The Price

    "When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity: a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. The vaccine, called CimaVax, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and became available for free to the Cuban public in 2011. The country's Center for Molecular Immunology signed an agreement last month with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York to import CimaVax and begin clinical trials in the United States. "We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking," Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program a...

    published: 16 May 2015
  • Latin America School of Medicine (ELAM), Havana, Cuba

    The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) trains doctors for free from working class backgrounds from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and North America. ELAM gives the opportunity to those usually excluded from the medical profession, by providing the education, accommodation and resources all needed to become a doctor or healthcare specialist. This documentary, made by http://medialibrecine.over-blog.com/, interviews a range of students training at ELAM. Documentary in Français, Español, English Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General has previously called ELAM “the most advanced medical school in the world.” He praised Cuba for what it called “genius for world health contributions, and being at the forefront of South-South cooperation.” He added: “I could see in various co...

    published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Cuba's Free Medical School Scholarships

    Videotape uploaded By Kenny Snodgrass, Activist, Author of From Victimization To Empowerment... www.trafford.com/07-0913 * Cuba's Free Medical School Program, Want to Be A Doctor? Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine (LASM). A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S. It was later decided that people should apply through IFCO/Pastors for Peace. ( ) Currently 146 U.S. students study at LASM with full scholarships, including 16 in the their new class. Forty seven students have now graduated ...

    published: 23 Jan 2011
  • Cuba's well known healthcare system

    The Cuban healthcare system is doing well, which might come to a surprise to many around the world. CCTV's Gerry Hadden has Insight in our special series: "Reinventing Cuba."

    published: 05 Aug 2015
  • Great Healthcare in Cuba Sicko Style

    Finally someone from the media (even under the threat of being expelled from Cuba) has the guts to get some real facts about health care in the communist island without relying on "government figures" or leftist Sicko propaganda. A must see!!

    published: 08 Sep 2007
  • SABC catches up with medical student in Cuba

    Back to one of our leading stories, our SABC News team caught up with South African medical students in Cuba to talk about their adoptive country and what they have learnt in their home away from home. One such person is 5th year medical student Rantshebo Thoabala from the Free State. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 04 Dec 2016
  • Cuba becoming affordable for medical tourism

    Cuba saw a record number of visitors this year. The island nation has long capitalized on its sun, sea and salsa, but now it's marketing a new attraction: health tourism.The majority of patients come from Venezuela right now, and it's paid for by the government in Caracas. But Cuba is looking to diversify. Cuba is now looking to the United States. With the high cost of health care there, the U.S. is seen as a potential market. Especially now that the two countries have restored diplomatic relations. CCTV Americas's Michael Voss reports.

    published: 26 Nov 2015
  • Debt-Free Doctors Part of Cuba's Foreign Policy Strategy

    Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at a "medical diplomacy" program that offers medical school education to low-income students from around the world.

    published: 23 Dec 2010
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cuba

    CCTV's Michael Voss reports on traditional Chinese medicine being used in Cuba. It's healthcare system is among the best in the world, and it's use of traditional medicine was a necessary alternative at the beginning.

    published: 13 May 2013
  • The Pacific School of Medicine, in Cuba

    Cuba's training of doctors from the Pacific Islands. By Tim Anderson, 2009.

    published: 11 Dec 2016
  • US medical students in Cuba - Part 1

    Interviews with US students studying medicine in Cuba - November 2007 - Part 1 of 2

    published: 27 Feb 2008
  • Cuba - Health Tourism

    RR9606/B - CUBA: HEALTH TOURISM (dur: 10 mins 43 secs/eng. sot: none/Spanish sot: 2 mins 57 secs) Increasing numbers of foreigners travel to Cuba as "health tourists" in order to receive medical treatment, either because it's cheaper there or because it's not available in their own country. Cuban equipment, know-how and medicine combine to make health care a potential force for economic growth. In 1995, for instance, a pioneering team of Cuban and Spanish surgeons developed a new technique for the surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease. Two of the areas where health tourism is growing are treatments for certain eye and skin conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa or night blindness, vitiligo and psoriasis. SHOWS: San Diego de los Banos, Pinar del Rio Province...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Nimeka Dupree, U.S. student at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

    Nimeka Dupree, a 3rd year U.S. student at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine shares about her summer placement at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.

    published: 08 Aug 2011
  • CUBA: INTERNATIONAL LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Spanish/Nat The heads of state visiting Cuba for the 9th Ibero-American Summit, will be a given a tour of one president Fidel Castro's most prized institutions, the International Latin American Medical School. There are more than 1-thousand students from Latin America who are studying medicine under full scholarships from Cuba's communist government. Proposed by President Fidel Castro after Hurricane Mitch's devastation, the school opened in March this year. It provides six years of free medical training, including room and board, to students chosen by their own governments. During the 1980s, Cuba welcomed hundreds of Central Americans studying the art of revolutionary warfare. With an end to the civil wars that raged across Central America, the medical school could be ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Emotional farewell for students jetting out to Cuba in pursuit of a medical degree.

    November 26 - Another group of 300 South African medical students are heading to Cuba to be trained as doctors. They are mostly from impoverished rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal. It is expected that once they graduate, they'll return to take up posts in rural hospitals

    published: 26 Nov 2013
  • Cuba creates powerful medicine against diabetic foot ulcers

    150,000 patients benefits from a medicine created in Cuba to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Thanks to this treatment called Heberprot-P, more than 49,000 foot amputations are avoided every year on the island. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/cuba-creates-powerful-medicine-against-diabetic-foot-ulcers

    published: 30 Aug 2014
  • American describes life in Cuba

    Interview with Graham Sowa, a former Texas resident who studies medicine in Cuba. Now that the U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, he says there is a "sense of opportunity, of freshness" in Cuba.

    published: 18 Jan 2016
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Community Doctors | Official Documentary (2016) ELAM - Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine
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Community Doctors | Official Documentary (2016) ELAM - Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

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A never before seen inside look into Cuba's medical scholarship program. Support the students: https://fs24.formsite.com/IFCO7120/form4/index.html?1466451287589 Site: http://communitydoctorsfilm.com Synopsis: Although it is a resource-poor country Cuba has developed a highly effective medical system. Their health outcomes are on par with those of the United States. Cuba has provided thousands of doctors to work in medically underserved areas in countries around the world to restore those communities from the impact of natural disasters, epidemics and the widespread lack of medical care. In 1999 Cuba opened the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) to give medical scholarships to the brightest from poor areas around the world so that they may become doctors that will eventually return and serve the communities from which they came. Due to decades of political animosity between the United States and Cuba, of which have only recently began to normalize, information about Cuba has been relatively scant. Despite the impasse in diplomatic relations, Cuba provided the offer of free medical scholarships for students in the United States. The film tells the story of the medical scholarship program and the young Americans, many from poor and underserved communities in the United States, who were awarded full scholarships to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. The program is a 6-7 year, fully Spanish, hands-on experience that prepares students to become doctors that are skilled at preventing diseases and treating patients in low-resource conditions with an interwoven focus on community building. At a time when Cuba itself remained off-limits to most Americans, the students and graduates of ELAM share their experiences, challenges, lessons and hopes as they are fully immersed in a new culture while learning a unique and radically different approach to medicine and healthcare
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Why Are Americans Getting Their Medical Degrees in Cuba?
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Why Are Americans Getting Their Medical Degrees in Cuba?

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BTS producer, Cody Snell, speaks with students at the Latin American School of Medicine, an international medical school set up by the Cuban government that provides free tuition to low income individuals that want to become doctors. LIKE Abby Martin @ https://www.facebook.com/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW CodySnell @ http://twitter.com/CodySnell
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Walking Tour of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) HAVANA, CUBA
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Walking Tour of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) HAVANA, CUBA

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I spent a day filming inside the Latin American Medical School, the campus where I studied the first two years of med school in Cuba. The videos were taken in 2010.
https://wn.com/Walking_Tour_Of_The_Latin_American_School_Of_Medicine_(Elam)_Havana,_Cuba
Cuba's Top Medical Innovations
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Cuba's Top Medical Innovations

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Cuba is known for its health care system and medical training all around the world. Here are some of the top medical innovations you need to know about, that have been developed under the Cuban revolution. https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/video/674227/cubas-top-medical-innovations/
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Cuba Medical School educates U.S. doctors
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Cuba Medical School educates U.S. doctors

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Uhem Mesut, notre renaissance: http://uhem-mesut.com/
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Cuba's Public Health System
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Cuba's Public Health System

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A quick overview of an amazing health system that prioritizes people over profits.
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Gail Reed: Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba.
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Gail Reed: Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba.

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Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local communities that need them most. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
https://wn.com/Gail_Reed_Where_To_Train_The_World's_Doctors_Cuba.
Cuba's Lung Cancer Vaccine Stuns But The Real Surprise Is The Price
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Cuba's Lung Cancer Vaccine Stuns But The Real Surprise Is The Price

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"When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity: a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine. The vaccine, called CimaVax, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and became available for free to the Cuban public in 2011. The country's Center for Molecular Immunology signed an agreement last month with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York to import CimaVax and begin clinical trials in the United States. "We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking," Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park, told The Huffington Post." Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/cuba-lung-cancer-vaccine_n_7267518.html Go to https://www.naturebox.com/tyt for a free trial and help us out while snacking out! Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Get The Young Turks​ Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
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Latin America School of Medicine (ELAM), Havana, Cuba
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Latin America School of Medicine (ELAM), Havana, Cuba

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The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) trains doctors for free from working class backgrounds from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and North America. ELAM gives the opportunity to those usually excluded from the medical profession, by providing the education, accommodation and resources all needed to become a doctor or healthcare specialist. This documentary, made by http://medialibrecine.over-blog.com/, interviews a range of students training at ELAM. Documentary in Français, Español, English Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General has previously called ELAM “the most advanced medical school in the world.” He praised Cuba for what it called “genius for world health contributions, and being at the forefront of South-South cooperation.” He added: “I could see in various communities, many forgotten, one common factor: Cuban doctors or doctors trained in Cuba, are there helping to save lives,” Ban said. “Cuba has a long history of cooperation. Cuban doctors are the first to arrive and the last to leave. Cuba can teach the world about its health system based on primary care, with significant achievements such as lower mortality, increased life expectancy and universal coverage, “he said. Cuba gives us a lesson of solidarity and generosity, he pointed out. “We are all one, brothers and humans. Human health must stop being the privilege of the few to become the law for many,” he stressed. Ban Ki-Moon also congratulated the students of ELAM which ranked as “the most advanced medical school in the world.” “Health and the treatment of preventable diseases is one of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations and a priority to save lives. This is what Cuba does here and around the world,” he noted. www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk
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Cuba's Free Medical School Scholarships
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Cuba's Free Medical School Scholarships

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Videotape uploaded By Kenny Snodgrass, Activist, Author of From Victimization To Empowerment... www.trafford.com/07-0913 * Cuba's Free Medical School Program, Want to Be A Doctor? Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine (LASM). A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S. It was later decided that people should apply through IFCO/Pastors for Peace. ( ) Currently 146 U.S. students study at LASM with full scholarships, including 16 in the their new class. Forty seven students have now graduated and two are residents in U.S. hospitals now. After the earthquake disaster in Haiti in February of 2010, many of the LASM graduates volunteered to go the serve there. Currently there is two Detroit students attending LASM on a full scholarship. Contact us at IFCO www.ifconews.org ifco@igc.org (212) 926-5757 IFCO's sponsorship -- and we are so full of gratitude for all the extraordinary support we have received in this challenging year, especially since the passing of our beloved founding director Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr. * The Rev. Lucius Walker: Aug. 3 1930 - Sept. 7, 2010. The Walker in 1967, became the founding director of the Interrelations Foundation for Community Organization. In 1969, IFCO helped sponsor the National Black Economic Development Conference in Detroit , were the "The Black Manifesto" was introduced by James Foreman and adopted. He led 21 Friend shipment Caravans carrying material aid to Cuba, died of a heart attack in New York. He was 80 years of age. Video from IFCO, Videotape uploaded By Kenny Snodgrass, Activist, Author of From Victimization To Empowerment... www.trafford.com/07-0913 eBook available at www.ebookstore.sony.com I also have 204 community orientated videos on my YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/KennySnod
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Cuba's well known healthcare system
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Cuba's well known healthcare system

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The Cuban healthcare system is doing well, which might come to a surprise to many around the world. CCTV's Gerry Hadden has Insight in our special series: "Reinventing Cuba."
https://wn.com/Cuba's_Well_Known_Healthcare_System
Great Healthcare in Cuba Sicko Style
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Great Healthcare in Cuba Sicko Style

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Finally someone from the media (even under the threat of being expelled from Cuba) has the guts to get some real facts about health care in the communist island without relying on "government figures" or leftist Sicko propaganda. A must see!!
https://wn.com/Great_Healthcare_In_Cuba_Sicko_Style
SABC catches up with medical student in Cuba
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SABC catches up with medical student in Cuba

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Back to one of our leading stories, our SABC News team caught up with South African medical students in Cuba to talk about their adoptive country and what they have learnt in their home away from home. One such person is 5th year medical student Rantshebo Thoabala from the Free State. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
https://wn.com/Sabc_Catches_Up_With_Medical_Student_In_Cuba
Cuba becoming affordable for medical tourism
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Cuba becoming affordable for medical tourism

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Cuba saw a record number of visitors this year. The island nation has long capitalized on its sun, sea and salsa, but now it's marketing a new attraction: health tourism.The majority of patients come from Venezuela right now, and it's paid for by the government in Caracas. But Cuba is looking to diversify. Cuba is now looking to the United States. With the high cost of health care there, the U.S. is seen as a potential market. Especially now that the two countries have restored diplomatic relations. CCTV Americas's Michael Voss reports.
https://wn.com/Cuba_Becoming_Affordable_For_Medical_Tourism
Debt-Free Doctors Part of Cuba's Foreign Policy Strategy
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Debt-Free Doctors Part of Cuba's Foreign Policy Strategy

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Ray Suarez wraps up his series on Cuba with a look at a "medical diplomacy" program that offers medical school education to low-income students from around the world.
https://wn.com/Debt_Free_Doctors_Part_Of_Cuba's_Foreign_Policy_Strategy
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cuba
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Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cuba

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CCTV's Michael Voss reports on traditional Chinese medicine being used in Cuba. It's healthcare system is among the best in the world, and it's use of traditional medicine was a necessary alternative at the beginning.
https://wn.com/Traditional_Chinese_Medicine_In_Cuba
The Pacific School of Medicine, in Cuba
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The Pacific School of Medicine, in Cuba

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Cuba's training of doctors from the Pacific Islands. By Tim Anderson, 2009.
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US medical students in Cuba - Part 1
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US medical students in Cuba - Part 1

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Interviews with US students studying medicine in Cuba - November 2007 - Part 1 of 2
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Cuba - Health Tourism
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Cuba - Health Tourism

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RR9606/B - CUBA: HEALTH TOURISM (dur: 10 mins 43 secs/eng. sot: none/Spanish sot: 2 mins 57 secs) Increasing numbers of foreigners travel to Cuba as "health tourists" in order to receive medical treatment, either because it's cheaper there or because it's not available in their own country. Cuban equipment, know-how and medicine combine to make health care a potential force for economic growth. In 1995, for instance, a pioneering team of Cuban and Spanish surgeons developed a new technique for the surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease. Two of the areas where health tourism is growing are treatments for certain eye and skin conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa or night blindness, vitiligo and psoriasis. SHOWS: San Diego de los Banos, Pinar del Rio Province: spa buildings; road sign; child along road; river; street scenes; church; sign: Balneario San Diego; health tourist Maria Escudeo, an Argentine living in Ecuador (in yellow dressing gown) arrives for facial; mud mask onto face; Mario Arce, a Cuban, reading book; STILLS: past visitors to spa: revolutionary hero Che Guevara, Napoleon's personal physician Dr. F. Antommarchi, hero of Cuban independence movement Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, two heroes of Ten Year War against Spanish rule Francisco Vicente Aguilera and Miguel Aldama; Hotel Saratoga, with subsidised prices for Cubans attending spa; patients including 19-year-old, Vladimir Brito suffering from degenerative form of arthritis, being helped along; Vladimir in wheelchair at pool; Vladimir in water; Vladimir Brito sot in Spanish with English translation, partly underlaid; other patients doing physical exercise; list of treatments available; patients wait for treatment; Hotel Mirador, for foreign visitors to spa; Balneario San Diego Director, Dr. Mercedes Villalonga Cruz sot in Spanish with English translation; patients receive treatment; Havana: Dr. Jorge L. Perera Horta, Director Servimed Health Tourism,sot in Spanish with English translation, partly underlaid; Dr Perera Horta looks at newspaper coverage of Cuban pioneering surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease; STILLS: newspaper report; exterior Centro Internacional de Restauracion Neurologica, Ciren; Dr. Jorge Munoz, surgeon, in ward; Ciren amateur video of patient, Alberto Escola, before and during breakthrough operation; Dr Munoz sot, in Spanish with English translation; Alberto Escola at home showing symptoms of Parkinson's have disappeared on one side of body; exterior Centro Internacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria Camilo Cienfuegos; interior eye patient examined; Peruvian health tourist, Ricardo Barnueva, along corridor; Barnueva sot, in Spanish with English translation; eye specialist, Professor Orfilio Pelaez Molina examining 26-year-old Canadian, Heather Cunningham; Professor Pelaez Molina sot, in Spanish with English translation; Heather Cunningham with her parents; exterior Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria; patients watch video on treatments available for vitiligo, psoriasis and alopecia; various creams on shelves; 8-year-old Annette Campo, suffering from alopecia, hair loss, being treated; Professor Carlos Miyares Cao examining 17-year-old, Dayase Grillo, suffering from vitiligo, defect in skin pigmentation; computer data showing improvement in her condition; Professor Miyares Cao sot, partly underlaid, in Spanish with English translation; patient has heat treatment for psoriasis; exterior sign: Cira Garcia clinic; 46-year-old Magnolis Ortiz, burn-victim, who had facial cosmetic surgery being examined by Professor Orestes Fernandez; 53-year-old Maria Miranda at routine check-up a year after facelift; Maria Miranda sot in Spanish with English translation; San Diego de los Banos: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2bf6906e8dd4b2593720bb151e2503b9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nimeka Dupree, U.S. student at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine
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Nimeka Dupree, U.S. student at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

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Nimeka Dupree, a 3rd year U.S. student at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine shares about her summer placement at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
https://wn.com/Nimeka_Dupree,_U.S._Student_At_Cuba's_Latin_American_School_Of_Medicine
CUBA: INTERNATIONAL LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL
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CUBA: INTERNATIONAL LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL

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Spanish/Nat The heads of state visiting Cuba for the 9th Ibero-American Summit, will be a given a tour of one president Fidel Castro's most prized institutions, the International Latin American Medical School. There are more than 1-thousand students from Latin America who are studying medicine under full scholarships from Cuba's communist government. Proposed by President Fidel Castro after Hurricane Mitch's devastation, the school opened in March this year. It provides six years of free medical training, including room and board, to students chosen by their own governments. During the 1980s, Cuba welcomed hundreds of Central Americans studying the art of revolutionary warfare. With an end to the civil wars that raged across Central America, the medical school could be a way for Cuba to win friends as it shakes loose from decades of political and economic isolation. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "By chance, I heard of the possibility of living and studying here, and I decided to come here on account of the human character of the medicine here in Cuba - which has a great deal of international prestige. Also, the schooling here is free." SUPER CAPTION: Maria Eugenia Lora, Columbian Student No classes in political ideology are included among the studies of biology, chemistry and anatomy, but the physicians on the faculty do hope to instill in the students Cuba's focus on health care as a citizen's sacred right and a doctor's social responsibility. Cuba for decades has sent doctors and other medical workers to help in needy countries, and late last year 2-thousand went to remote regions of Central America hit hard by Hurricane Mitch. Coming from a country where virtually every residential block and every workplace is assigned a full-time physician, many of the doctors were stunned by the lack of health workers and facilities in isolated areas of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "The school was founded on the principle that it would be for the poorest and most humble students from the most inaccessible regions. The majority of our students, above all those from Central America, are from the humblest, most remote regions; where medical care is most needed." SUPER CAPTION: Mercedes Cairo, Vice-Rector With the new medical school, the Cuban government hopes to train 5-thousand doctors from throughout Latin America, but especially from Central America, over the next decade. The students live in dormitories, get three meals a day and attend classes at the campus, the former Granma Naval Academy on the western outskirts of Havana. The government also pays airfare for many students from Honduras, which was hit especially hard by Hurricane Mitch. Cuba charges students without scholarships an annual tuition of 7-thousand 500 U-S Dollars to attend its other medical schools. For 24-year-old Leonardo Arias from the Dominican Republic, the school represents the opportunity to realize a life long dream. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "My greatest dream is to become a doctor, a general practitioner, and for that reason I'm here. I get up everyday thinking about it, and that one day, I will get out and the "Comandante" will present me with my degree, which will say: doctor, general practitioner, and I will run to my country to begin my practice." SUPER CAPTION: Leonardo Arias, student President Fidel Castro is committed to providing medical training at a level equal to, if not surpassing, that of the developed world. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "No institution like it exists in any part of the world. To study medicine in the US for instance, it costs about 25,000 - 30,000 dollars per year. We hope to offer the kind of education received in the best university in the US." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3e177c7dec4aea64352a144ebf9da547 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Emotional farewell for students jetting out to Cuba in pursuit of a medical degree.
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Emotional farewell for students jetting out to Cuba in pursuit of a medical degree.

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November 26 - Another group of 300 South African medical students are heading to Cuba to be trained as doctors. They are mostly from impoverished rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal. It is expected that once they graduate, they'll return to take up posts in rural hospitals
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Cuba creates powerful medicine against diabetic foot ulcers
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Cuba creates powerful medicine against diabetic foot ulcers

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150,000 patients benefits from a medicine created in Cuba to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Thanks to this treatment called Heberprot-P, more than 49,000 foot amputations are avoided every year on the island. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/cuba-creates-powerful-medicine-against-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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American describes life in Cuba
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American describes life in Cuba

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Interview with Graham Sowa, a former Texas resident who studies medicine in Cuba. Now that the U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, he says there is a "sense of opportunity, of freshness" in Cuba.
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