This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest talk about Cuba’s medical system, one of Fidel’s success stories.
Showing time of the documentary, ¡Salud!
- Wednesday, April 25, 7pm at UW-Milwaukee's Bolton Hall, in room 60 (basement). For others interested in an area showing, please contact the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
- Thursday, April 26, Richland Center Library
- Monday, April 30, 5:00pm, UW Medical School, Room 1325
- Tuesday, May 1, Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium, sponsored by WI Medical Project
- Connie Field, director of ¡Salud!, founder and president of Clarity Films
- Diane Applebaum, US Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba
- Dr. Luther Castillo, graduate of the Latin American Medical School in Havana
- David 5/3/07: "I think you do a good job. You are interesting, articulate, and a breath of fresh air ... I liked the program on Cuban health care, except I was a bit exasperated by the guest biography rather than the actual workings of their system."
- Loretta 4/24/07: "In order to understand Cuba's health care system, you need to understand its founding. Che Gueverra has not been mentioned so far on the program. He, if you recall, was a medical physician. The first act he took after Castro took over the Cuban government was to begin to reorder the health care and health care training system of Cuba. If folks can set their cynicism aside for a bit and understand that Che Gueverra, as a very young person, took a tour around the continent of South America and was apalled by the health condition of poor people. The culminating part of this motorcycle tour, memorialized in his journal and the movie 'The Motorcycle Diaries', was a lengthy visit to a leper colony during which he provided medical care to the patients. He emerged from this experience with the resolve to relieve the suffering of the poor people of South and Central America. In reordering the medical training in Cuba, Che Gueverra established free training for doctors with the condition that they must serve in the Cuban provinces for a couple of years. Later, the policy of providing health care was extended to poor developing nations throughout the world."