“The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the peoples of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character … Cubans came to our region as doctors, teachers, soldiers, agricultural experts, but never as colonizers. They have shared the same trenches with us in the struggle against colonialism, underdevelopment, and apartheid.” – Nelson Mandela
A look at the work of revolutionary Cuban military doctors throughout Africa in the midst of 1960s liberation movements. This second part in a series on the topic focuses on the relationships between Cuban doctors and African civilians, vaccination efforts, and the social and political impact of Cuba's efforts.
A historical look at Cuba's participation in liberation struggles throughout Africa in the 1960s, and the revolutionary solidarity, perspectives, and challenges of Cuban doctors in the region.
As discontent increases with overly expensive and totally inadequate US health care, it is time to look closely at the beginnings of the modern Cuban medical system.