We’re busy preparing for this year’s “Days of Action Against the Blockade” (Sept. 11-16, 2017), which begins in Washington in 34 days!
Our focus this year is on health care:
On how the blockade against Cuba has endangered the health of Cubans and Americans.
On how healthcare can be a basic human rights for all Cubans but still a pay-for-it privilege for Americans.
On how we can work together to end the blockade against Cubans and support universal health care for Americans.
Organized by the International Committee as part of the International Campaign for a Just U.S. Policy towards Cuba, the week will include meetings between Cuban health professionals and their American counterparts, as well as a number of American graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM). There will also be public events, and committee members and friends will be doing some selective advocacy work on Capitol Hill.
Check HERE for the latest schedule of events.
Three Cuban health professionals have accepted our invitations and are now awaiting visas from the United states Government to allow them to travel to Washington.
Dr. Jesús de los Santos Renó Céspedes is Head of Pediatrics at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology in Havana, Cuba. He is a professor, researcher and specialist in Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Renó is also a member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.
Dr. Angel Mejias Salcedo, Internal Medicine specialist and teaches at several universities in Cuba. He has worked in Venezuela and Liberia, where he worked with victims of Ebola.
Eduardo Gonzalez Copello is a Nurse Practitioner in Cuba specialized in STD, HIV/AIDS, and leprosy, and is teaching at several educational institutes in Cuba. In 2014, he went to West Africa where he worked with victims of Ebola.
In addition, we have invited a number of U.S. graduates of ELAM, the unique international medical school created by the Cuban government in 1999 to train students from poor communities in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the United States to be doctors. Students get free tuition, accommodation and a small stipend. The only requirement is that graduates return to practice medicine in under-served communities in their own countries. The American graduates will talk about what they learned in Cuba, and how what they learned there can improve healthcare for all Americans.
You can help.
Spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Visit our webpage
Plan to attend one – or more- of our public events.
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