Posts Tagged: medicine

Drawing Conclusions

Today we were assigned to keep a journal of our observations relating to healthcare systems and culture in Cuba. In class, we discussed how the local practices of Santeria play heavily into the understanding of health and healing among individuals in Cuba, and evidence of these beliefs are all around us. We went to a… Read more »

Publicly Healthy

Lucy Blumberg, Public Health in Cuba 2014 I’ve been delaying writing a post about health care in Cuba. I feel that putting words down on paper about what I’ve seen would prove, to myself and others, that I was wrong from the very beginning. In my first post I stated that I had no expectations… Read more »

Cuba Awaits

By Avra Shapiro, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 Here I sit, anxiously making pros and cons lists for various items with fellow Cuba go-er Amee. The truth is, we don’t really know what to eliminate because we don’t know what will be accessible and reasonably priced in Cuba. And frankly, we can’t wait to… Read more »