Cuba's system of maternal health and early childhood development: lessons for Canada

Keon, Wilbert J.
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p314
Academic Journal
The article presents the medical lessons learned by Canada on Cuba's early childhood and maternal health management. It mentions that the Canadian Senate Subcommittee on Population Health examines the medical care models used by Cuba. The observation of Canada aims to cut down the health inequality in the country. The author discusses how Cuba performs low-cost and effective health interventions despite its low gross domestic product (GDP). In addition, he elaborates Cuba's use of polyclinic method on early childhood development and maternal health. It also analyzes other Cuba's approach such as multilevel collaborative programs, science-based and educate-your-child program, on maternal and early childhood healthcare.


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