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Educational Trip in Cuba – Learning about the Cuban Health System

MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba) is the only U.S. organization specializing in Cuban health and health care. They are organizing an educational trip “An Insider’s View of the Cuban Health System” scheduled for January 27-February 2, 2013 to introduce people to Cuba’s healthcare and its people.

MEDICC‘s health-related itineraries are tailored to fit travelers’ interests and in the past 15 years, over 2000 Americans have been introduced to the Cuban health system. The trips are planned by Marazul Charters, a licensed agency that oversees all travel arrangements to/from and within Cuba.

For further information about Cuba’s healthcare exchange trip including itineraries, travel arrangements, travel costs and any other questions, please contact Elena Huezo at or (510) 350-3054.

Travel costs would include:
  • Round trip airfare between Miami and Havana
  • Lodging for six nights, including breakfast
  • Legal travel fully authorized under a U.S. Treasury Department license granted to Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba
  • Full program of educational exchanges tailored to your expressed interests
  • Ground transportation in Cuba for all program activities
  • Pre-trip orientation and relevant readings
  • A MEDICC expert and a specialized translator to facilitate your time in Cuba
  • Cuban Visa
  • Health insurance while in Cuba
MEDICC‘s educational exchange in Cuba can include the following activities based upon groups’ interests:
  • See the health care system in action, through onsite visits to health care delivery, health promotion, research and academic institutions, meeting and exchanging with health professionals and patients from primary through tertiary levels.
  • Visit a local polyclinic and exchange experiences with family doctor-and-nurse teams on their efforts to address the health of the community, with an emphasis on prevention and health maintenance.
  • Meet health policy makers and compare the challenges faced by health systems, health care providers and researchers in the USA and Cuba.
  • Visit community-based multi-sector activities intended to address the social determinants and risk factors affecting population health in Cuba.
  • Visit to a neighborhood transformation project (with a focus on a community health issues)
  • Visit a family doctor and nurse team in a Havana neighborhood and an “obesity clinic” for teens. How do people perceive the risk of obesity to their health?

To learn more about MEDICC the organization, please visit their listing under Haiti1Stop:

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