Cuban health care

Alternative Health Care at Your Neighbourhood Cuban Clinic

March 25, 2010

The following is based on interviews on January 6, 2009 with some of the staff at the Policlinico Guanabo, a state-funded physiotherapy clinic in Guanabo, a town 15km east of Havana.  Treatment at the clinic, as in all Cuban health care facilities, is free of charge to Cubans. After visiting the acupuncture ward at a […]

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Acupuncture in a Cuban Hospital

March 15, 2010

Here is an article that I have been working on since my trip to Cuba in January. I am embarrassed it took me so long to write. This article is based on information I gathered from an interview with an acupuncturist on January 4, 2010. After receiving numerous massages (the things I do for work, […]

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Natural Health Care Comes to Cuba

January 20, 2010

When we think of Cuba, certain incongruous images come to mind: sandy beaches, salsa music, and poverty.  But while the typical visitor to this little island nation is busy soaking up rays and drinking one too many Cuba Libres, poor little Cuba has been quietly accomplishing something that few western countries have been able to […]

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Cuba and the Art of the Business Trip

January 18, 2010

I just got back from Cuba a week ago and let me tell you, it was just what the doctor ordered. The warm tropical air, amazing music and friendly people were just what I needed to get through another Canadian winter. I didn’t go to Cuba just for fun though. I turned the vacation into […]

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