From Hero to Zero Commitment and Poverty among Cuban Physicians

Concetta Russo

Abstract


As of 2014, approximately 50.000 Cuban health workers are serving in 65 countries all over the world. Such a huge amount of human resources, coming from a non-wealthy country, has pushed many authors to raise the question about which reasons are animating Cuba solidarity in Global Health. This article aims to explore the micro-dynamics of this phenomenon, so far disregarded from scientific literature, by analysing a Cuban physician life story and the ethnographical data collected in some Cuban clinical facilities during a three years fieldwork in la Havana.

 

Key words: Cuba - Medical Internationalism - Informal Work


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