Global Health Film Series


April 1, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 109, Parran Hall, Graduate School of Public Health

At Havana’s Latin American School of Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the world, low-income students from 27 countries — including nearly 100 from the United States — receive a free medical education in exchange for pledging to return to poor communities when they graduate. This documentary hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries to explore the complex realities confronting the movement to make health care everyone’s birthright. From South Africa to Venezuela, from Honduras to The Gambia, Cuba’s volunteer corps travel with the experience and philosophy of a community-oriented, preventive, and universal health care model fundamentally at odds with a global wave of health care privatization.