The US has lots to learn about health and medicine from relatively poor Cuba, where there are fewer geographic and urban–rural health disparities, insists C. William Keck, a professor emeritus of family and community medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.  

As of August 11, Cuba had recorded just 3 Zika infections caused by local mosquitoes. The country’s public health professionals credit the low number to Cuba’s extensive surveillance system for vector-borne diseases and impressive health care system.

Reflecting on a recent visit to a health clinic in Cuba, columnist Tonyaa J. Weathersbee says the US’s improving relations with the island nation could present an opportunity to learn how to reduce health disparities. In Cuba, she writes, primary care doctors are “the…

A positive HIV test in Cuba in the mid-1980s meant forcible quarantine in an AIDS sanitarium. Supporters claim it helped control the epidemic, pointing to the fact that Cuba has the lowest HIV infection rate in the Americas. They also note that the residences offered rare…

Arun Suri, an internal medicine intern at San Francisco General Hospital, draws upon lessons learned from studying Cuba’s health-care system in this thought-provoking commentary, sharing insights about the ways that Cuban medical schools nurture the social value of medicine…

By Dayna Kerecman Myers The Cold War disrupted a US-Cuban tradition of cooperation in science and global health, but the restoration of US-Cuban relations, known as the “Cuban Thaw,” gives scientists an opportunity to reconnect. A Wednesday night ASTMH session…

Many Cuban health care workers are stranded as they await US visas under a program enacted in 2006 to ease entry regulations for Cuban medical professionals sent overseas by their government. Several hundred Cuban health care workers who had been deployed on a mission to…

Cuba has a promising therapeutic lung cancer vaccine, and American researchers hope the softening of the 55-year US-led trade embargo will help advance its potential.