Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution

Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution

by Linda M. Whiteford, Laurence G. Branch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742559947

ISBN-13: 9780742559943

Pub. Date: 12/05/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Primary Health Care in Cuba examines the highly successful model of primary health care following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. This model, developed during a time of dramatic social and political change, created a preventive care system to better provide equal access to health care that has earned high praise from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Pan

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Primary Health Care in Cuba examines the highly successful model of primary health care following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. This model, developed during a time of dramatic social and political change, created a preventive care system to better provide equal access to health care that has earned high praise from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Pan American Health Organization. Linda M. Whiteford and Laurence G. Branch take a close look at how Cuba achieved the dramatic shift from a country with high infant mortality, little clean drinking water, and prevalent contagious diseases to now having one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, one of the highest immunization rates in the world, and significant decreases in yellow fever, malaria, and dengue fever. The authors explore the successes of Cuba's preventive primary health care system from a historical perspective with an eye toward the lessons that can be applied to all health care systems that seek to emphasize prevention and equal distribution of services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559943
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Cuban Health Care Revolution 1

2 An Overview of the Cuban Primary Health Care Model between 1959 and 2000 19

3 Alma-Ata and the Concept of Primary Health Care 37

4 The Cuban Primary Health Care Model for Child and Maternal Care 53

5 The Cuban Experience with Controlling Infectious and Communicable Diseases through Primary Health Care 63

6 Primary Health Care and Chronic Diseases in Cuba 81

7 Recasting the "Public" in Public Health: Assessing the Cuban Experience 99

8 Lessons Learned from Cuba's Primary Health Care Model 109

Bibliography 119

Index 131

About the Authors 137

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