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Crafting a revolutionary healthcare system–NACLA reviews 2 books on Cuban Health Care


Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution
296 pp, $26 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-860-2
By Don Fitz

The Right to Live in Health
288 pp, $34.95 pbk, ISBN 978-1-4696-5973-2
By Daniel A. Rodríguez

Reviewed by Kelly Urban

The Right to Live in Health and Cuban Health Care, when read together, historicize Cuba’s pathbreaking medical system. … While observers often focus on Cuba’s health infrastructure and policies, Rodríguez and Fitz instead emphasize consciousness and ideology. These two books show that throughout the twentieth century, Cubans voiced new demands and prioritized specific values, and, as a result, crafted a revolutionary healthcare system…”

Read the review at North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

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