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Social relations and the Cuban health miracle

Elizabeth Kath

Social relations and the Cuban health miracle

by Elizabeth Kath

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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social medicine -- Cuba,
  • Medical care -- Cuba,
  • Public health -- Cuba

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementElizabeth Kath.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA418.3 .C9 K38 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24049693M
    ISBN 109781412814171
    LC Control Number2010002367

      By then Cuba was submerged in another health crisis, a serious outbreak of Meningitis B, which further spurred Cuba’s biotechnology sector. Cuba’s Meningitis Miracle In , Cuba was struck. The book ends with a prediction that the Cuban government is in serious danger of falling. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Cuba has lost its strongest ally and most important trade partner.

    Cuba - Cuba - Cultural life: Cuban culture has undergone a major transformation since the revolution, and the government has come to play a leading role in it. Since the creation of the Ministry of Culture in , this role has expanded to include a network of professional and amateur cultural organizations throughout the country. Cultural institutions before were generally limited to.   Susan E. Mason, David L. Strug, Joan Beder, eds. Community Health Care in Cuba (Chicago: Lyceum Books, ).. For anyone who wants to learn the ABCs of the Cuban health system, this is the book. The six sections divide into: a history and an overview of the current healthcare system; treatment of specific diseases such as breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.; social services featuring .

      Cuban Revolution, armed uprising in Cuba that overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista on January 1, The revolution had as its genesis a failed assault on the Santiago de Cuba army barracks on J That attack’s leader, Fidel Castro, went on to rule Cuba . More than 50 years of political enmity separating Cuba and the United States, complicated by a United States embargo prohibiting normal trade in food, medicines and medical equipment, and official programs aiming at regime change on the island, have made it difficult for Cuba’s National Health System (NHS) and its outcomes to be thoughtfully considered by the United States media, the public.


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Social relations and the Cuban health miracle by Elizabeth Kath Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the other hand, "Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle" will give readers a pretty balanced view of the complexities of the system in Cuba.

Author Kath talks about Cuba's successes in health care (especially in regards to maternal and child health) at the same time she examines the day-to-day challenges present in such state-run by:   On the other hand, "Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle" will give readers a pretty balanced view of the complexities of the system in Cuba.

Author Kath talks about Cuba's successes in health care (especially in regards to maternal and child health) at the same time she examines the day-to-day challenges present in such state-run system.5/5(2).

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle book. DOI link for Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle. Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle book.

By Elizabeth Kath. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 8 September Pub. location New : Elizabeth Kath. Synopsis For Cuba's supporters, health is the most commonly cited evidence of the socialist system's success. Even critics often concede that this is the country's saving grace.

Cuba's health statistics are indeed extraordinary. Filled with insights based on extensive field research, this book illuminates the paradoxes of the Cuban model and reveals important lessons for everyone concerned about improving health care outcomes in the developing world."--Daniel P.

Erikson, senior associate for U.S. policy at the Inter-American Dialogue and author of The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution.

-This book intriguingly explores the little-spoken aspects of the Cuban health care success story. Kath carefully examines both the strengths and the weaknesses of the Cuban health care system, employing various ethnographic sources as well as personal in.

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle. On the other hand, "Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle" will give readers a pretty balanced view of the complexities of the system in Cuba. Author Kath talks about Cuba's successes in health care (especially in regards to maternal and child health) at the same time she examines the day-to-day challenges present in such state-run system.5/5.

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle Article (PDF Available) in Contemporary Sociology 40(4) July with Reads How we measure 'reads'. This is a good book about life in Cuba in the mid-nineties, and not much has changed 6 years on, so most of the content is not out of date. He conveys a good sense of what Cuban daily life is.

Smith is a careful observer, though not as careful a researcher of facts and figures; his analysis is a bit superficial and s: 7.

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book adopts a new approach to the puzzle of Cuba's health outcomes by drawing on findings emerging from two bodies of recent theoretical literature; those dealing with "social capital" and "state capacity".

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle (Book): Kath, Elizabeth: Transaction Publishers For Cuba's supporters, health is the most commonly cited evidence of the socialist system's success. Even critics often concede that this is the country's saving grace. Cuba's health statistics. The book discusses that political priorities have already shifted to some degree with increasing focus on Cuba's health image as a means for earning symbolic and economic capital from abroad.

It examines the extent of negotiation with social groups in the process of arriving at national public health decisions. Buy Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle by Elizabeth Kath from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle by Elizabeth Kath,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(2). Thomas Jefferson described Cuba as "the most interesting addition which could ever be made to our system of States" in InU.S.

diplomats secretly offered $ million to buy Cuba from Spain, though the deal broke down. Between andCuban settlers waged a. By investing in health care that is holistic and focuses on prevention, Cuba has created one of the most effective systems in the world.

Cuban doctors are engaged in missions throughout poor parts of the world, exchanging medical know-how for positive diplomatic relations. Cultural factors and primary health care in Cuba. A view from community praxis Alicia de la C. Martínez Tena Universidad de Oriente, Cuba [email protected] Key words: Colonialism, social identity, contact zone, history, racism.

Recommended citation: Tena, A.C.M. Cultural factors and primary health care in Cuba. A view from community. The Cuban health system is recognized worldwide for its excellence and its efficiency.

Despite extremely limited resources and the dramatic impact caused by the economic sanctions imposed by the United States for more than half a century, Cuba has managed to guarantee access to care for all segments of the population and obtain results similar to those of the most developed nations.

PDF | An interview with a Cuban physician and professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology at the Medical University of Havana, Cuba, unravels so-called | Find, read and cite all the research you. The film offers an excellent introduction to, and overview of, Cuban understandings of health care as social justice.

Elise Andaya teaches anthropology at the University at Albany (SUNY). She is completing a book manuscript on reproductive politics, gender, and kinship in post-Soviet Cuba.

We wanted to bring a new book – Community Health Care in Cuba, edited by Susan E. Mason, David L. Strug, and Joan Beder – to the attention of readers of the Social Medicine Portal. Interest in the Cuban health care model has grown over the years and despite ongoing changes in Cuban society, the pride and satisfaction Cuban citizens take in their health care system suggest.

Intriguingly, the crisis eventually yielded health benefits. Without oil, people had to walk, and the number of active adults doubled. With less food and a new active lifestyle, levels of obesity halved, deaths from diabetes also halved, and heart disease dropped 35%.

Cuba managed to makes a success out of an imposed g: Social relations.