‘The Most Welcome People’: South-South Health Aid

  • Donald Bobiash

Abstract

For both the Chinese and the Cubans, assistance to health care is one of the outstanding features of their aid programs. China dispatched its first medical team to Algeria in 1963, and has since sent medical teams to 42 countries, mostly in Africa and the Middle East; Cuba has provided health assistance to a dozen countries in the same region.2 Also of significance is that both Cuba and the PRC, compared to many developing countries, have made outstanding improvements to their national levels of health during the last few decades: the PRC has more than doubled life expectancy from 32 years in 1950 to 70 in 1988; Cuba’s infant and maternal mortality have fallen nearly to the levels of industrialized countries.3

Keywords

Migration Transportation Income Tuberculosis Assure 

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