A timely review of human values and health issues that concern all of us to you! Analyzes the curious case of Cuba, a country that lacks liquidity and that the BBC calls “one of the world’s best health systems”. From the African coast to America, bravo! He is on his way with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals working in 68 countries. It explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba, which now number 30,000, including nearly 100 from the United States. UU Their stories and expertise from around the world highlight the competing agendas that mark the struggle for global health and the complex realities facing the movement in making health care work for everyone.
In the alarming context of the global health crisis and the deterioration of public health systems, even in the richest countries, Cheers! It tells the little-known story of Cuba: a poor country that overcomes the lack of resources to provide universal health care and help other developing countries do the same.
A feature documentary, ¡Salud! Headed by Academy Award nominee Connie Field and co-produced by Gail Reed. The film covers three continents to observe the philosophy and healthcare professionals who put Cuba on the map of the global movement to make health care a global fundamental right. Today, the Cubans are among the healthiest people in the world, despite the island’s poverty. The Cuban Volunteer Corps is currently publishing 28,000 health professionals in 68 countries, and Cuban medical schools will train 100,000 new doctors from developing countries over the next decade.
The film cameras arrive in the Gambia, in rural areas of South Africa, in the coastal towns of Honduras and in villages bordering the Amazon, where a Cuban is often the first doctor consulted by a poor community. In some countries, they have extensive health systems. On the whole, they convey the experience and philosophy of their own community-based preventive and universal health care model, which is fundamentally contrary to a global wave of privatization of medical care.
To Yours! He asks the reasons why Cuban doctors provide services where most others do not and the tensions that sometimes arise from their presence.
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To Yours! explores competing agendas that mark the fight for global health. The film begins in a South Africa released from apartheid but is linked to its social and economic heritage. The challenge: to provide medical care to most of the country for the first time in its history. One problem: a massive brain drain by qualified health professionals. A decision: Go to Cuba for doctors and doctors. Ayanda Ntsaluba, former Director General of Health, explains: “Cuba shares our philosophy on health characteristics, attention to prevention and training of doctors in public service.”
In Venezuela, the film takes viewers into neighborhoods on the hills of Caracas and in the heart of the Amazon, which is currently the largest contingent of Cuban health professionals who focus on their role in a fast-paced country mutation…
In Honduras, service to Cubans in indigenous and poor communities confronts the public against the country’s medical business, leading to a government that has already been subjected to cure in medical care at the request of the IMF.
On the other hand, in the Gambia, one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, we see the government take the initiative to provide medical care to everyone. More than 100 Cuban doctors join local health workers in new clinics and hospitals across the country. Dr. Yankuba Kassama, Gambia Health Minister: “Our infant mortality rate has fallen, our life expectancy has increased … We couldn’t tell this story of success without the help of the Cubans.”
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Cubans cannot stay abroad forever: Local doctors are required to commit to serving people without supervision. To Yours! offers a rare vision of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, now the world’s largest medical school. There are 12,000 low-income students from 27 countries, including nearly 100 from the United States.