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Prevention in Practice - Lessons from the Cuba Health System

Wanneer:ma 01-05-2023 12:30 - 13:30
Waar:UMCG, Rode Zaal

Guest Lecture by Ms Anet Pino Rivero , Ambassador of Cuba in the Netherlands

Comments by Karine van ‘t Land MD PhD , Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Compared with high income counties Cuba shows impressive health care results. Life expectancy is almost 80 years, infant mortality is a little over 4 per thousand live births. In her guest lecture, Ms Anet Pino Rivero will explain how the Cuban health system is organized, and how they managed to get the very best out of quite limited resources. In short, the answer is: Cuba has focused radically on prevention, as we would like to do in the Netherlands much more.

Of course, the political and economic situation is very different, but still: what can we learn from the health system in Cuba?

After the guest lecture public health researcher and medical doctor Karine van ‘t Land – who recently paid a research visit to Cuba - will comment on the topic, and compare the Cuban model with health systems of the Netherlands and other countries.

This guest lecture is organized by the Wenckebach Institute for Medical Education and Training of the UMCG, in cooperation with the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health and the medical study association Panacea.