Primary health care in Cuba; the other revolution.9780742559943
Primary health care in Cuba; the other revolution.
Whiteford, Linda M. and Laurence G. Branch.
Rowman & Littlefield
Within a conceptual framework For the concept in aesthetics and art criticism, see .
A conceptual framework is used in research to outline possible courses of action or to present a preferred approach to a system analysis project. of health equity and critical medical anthropology Critical Medical Anthropology is a branch of medical anthropology that considers the political economy of health and the effect of social inequality on people's health. It puts emphasis on culture histories, rather than purely biomedical and social explanations of analyzing health. , Whiteford (medical anthropology Medical anthropology is a branch of anthropology concerned with the application of anthropological and social science theory and method to better understand health, illness and healing. , U. of South Florida) and Branch (health policy and management, U. of South Florida) describe and analyze the development of the "Cuban jewel," Cuba's world-class primary health care system, which provides free access to all. They begin with the state of health care at the time of the Cuban Revolution, going on to describe the influence of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, adopted in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care. They then examine Cuba's approaches to the four traditional public health foci: child and maternal health Maternal health care is a concept that encompasses preconception, prenatal, and postnatal care. Goals of preconception care can include providing health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies. , control of communicable communicable /com·mu·ni·ca·ble/ (kah-mu´ni-kah-b'l) capable of being transmitted from one person to another.
Transmittable between persons or species; contagious. and contagious diseases, treatment of chronic diseases, and care for the elderly. Finally, they consider the role of the "public" in Cuba's public health system and summarize lessons learned.
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