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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    The Castroit regime ships more slave doctors to Brazil


    Which party is in control of the Brazilian government? Of course the “Workers’ Party.”

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    How do Cuban doctors escape Venezuela?
    How do Cuban doctors escape Venezuela?

    Adriel Reyes

    Despite the eight years in which they may not return to see family on the island, uncertain fates and the danger to which they are exposed, in 2013, eight Cuban doctors defected daily in Venezuela.

    In two days, Cuban doctor Maria del Carmen Fundora would travel to the United States. They woke her at four o'clock in the morning, in the home she shared with her mission companions in Venezuela. She was still in pajamas, because they wouldn't allow her to change clother. Despite the curfew imposed by the violence in that country, in the middle of the night, the attending head of mission and security personnel from Cuba and Venezuela went to take her away.

    The evidence against her was irrefutable: emails sent to relatives in the United States and phone calls to the U.S. Embassy. The last that was heard from her was that she was immediately deported to the island. Her belongings would be sent to her later.

    Fernando Garcia, a doctor from Santiago de Cuba, ran better luck. He came to the U.S. after crossing the Colombian border, just days after the Fundora incident. He was accompanied by his wife, who is also a Cuban doctor. For over a month, they lived in a cheap motel in Caracas, awaiting visas granted through the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program.

    Not to be deported to Venezuela, Garcia followed the recommendation to leave the mission before starting the paperwork to travel to the United States. He tried not to attract the attention of the authorities or take any medication or utensil, including his stethescope. Besides all that, it "is always advisable to take a little money with you in case you have to bribe someone on the road."

    He chose to take the risk of crossing the border through the Venezuelan state of Tachira to Cucuta, because once in Colombia "you are free." He had previously heard of doctors who, like him, with visa in hand, were stuck "in an office," of Venezuelan airports "to jave money extracted." Otherwise they were deported to Cuba."
    Since 2006 around 8,000 Cuban doctors have defected to the United States while serving on aid missions in Venezuela.

    The Castroit "doctor diplomacy" involves utilizing Cuban physicians to serve in areas where the Cuban regime has entered into contractual relationships with the expressed intention of providing health care aid and establishing or nourishing diplomatic relations with the host community. The physicians serving in those countries are essentially under surveillance all the time and any change in their plans not consistent with the orders given from Havana invariably lead to the involvement of police or paramilitary security forces. It is no wonder that many physicians in such missions defect to freedom. About 12,000 health workers, many of them physicians, have left Cuba in the last ten years.

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics
    http://freebeacon.com/cuba-manipulat...re-statistics/

    BY: Daniel Wiser
    March 5, 2014 6:04 pm

    Cuba’s socialist regime continues to engage in widespread manipulation of its health care statistics to enhance its legitimacy abroad, experts say.

    The issue of Cuba’s health care record came up again recently after Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) visited the island in January, telling reporters afterward that Cuba is a “poor country” but “their public health system is quite remarkable.” He said Cuba has a lower child mortality rate than the United States and a higher life expectancy.


    A pre-labor maternity ward in Cuba/AP

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) contested Harkin’s claims in an impassioned floor speech last week.
    “I wonder if the government officials who hosted him, informed him that in Cuba there are instances reported, including by defectors, that if a child only lives a few hours after birth, they’re not counted as a person who ever lived, and, therefore, don’t count against the mortality rate,” he said.

    Continuous reading here: http://freebeacon.com/cuba-manipulat...re-statistics/
    The myth of Castro tyranny about the success of the Cuban Health Care System, is debunked by an article titled “Re-examining the Cuban Health Care System.” The author, University of Oklahoma Professor Katherine Hirschfeld University of Oklahoma, spent nine months in the island living with a Cuban family and interviewing family doctors, medical specialists, social workers, nurses and patients as part of her research. Katherine Hirschfeld , Vol. 2, Issue 3-July 2007.
    Link: http://romancatholicworld.files.word...hirschfeld.pdf

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    According to UN figures, Cuba's current infant mortality rate places the country 34th from the top in worldwide ranking. According to those same UN figures, in 1958, Cuba ranked 13th from the top, worldwide. This meant that pre-Castro Cuba had the 13th lowest infant-mortality rate in the world.

    It is well known fact that totalitarian regimes inflate statistics. Cuba's infant mortality rate is kept low by the regime’s tampering with statistics, by a low birth rate of 12.5 births per 1000 population, and by a staggering abortion rate of 77.7 abortions per 1,000 women (0.78 abortions per each live birth. Data based on official statistics from the Cuban government). Cuba had the lowest birth rate and doubles the abortion rate in Latin America. Cuba's abortion rate was the 3rd highest out of the 60 countries studied. (The Incidence of Abortion Worldwide)

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    Another health parameter linked to infant mortality, is the maternal mortality rate. Cuba’s maternal mortality rate is 33 deaths per 1,000 live births. This health statistic is high despite the fact that Cuba has the lowest birth rate in Latin America. The doctors are supposed to suggest abortion in risky pregnancies and, in some occasions, must perform the interruption without the consent of the couple. Cuban pediatricians constantly falsify figures for the regime. If an infant dies during his first year, the doctors often report he/she was older (infant mortality rate is define by the number of deaths during the first year of life per thousand live births). Otherwise, such lapses could cost him severe penalties and his job.

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    Increase in dengue, cholera and other viruses in Cuba
    Increase in dengue, cholera and other viruses in Cuba

    Ivan Garcia, Translation: Bruno Tokarz
    November 21, 2013

    In Cuba, the dengue virus is extensively widespread. In a hospital in Santo Suárez, a neighborhood in Havana, the fourth floor is full of children with dengue. And throughout the island, hospitals are overwhelmed with patients suffering from different viruses.

    “For a long time, dengue and other infectious diseases have not been under control. It has become a vicious cycle. The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) thrives in Cuba due to an unresolved problem: the lack of a reliable supply of drinking water 24-hours a day. Broken water pipes, containers without adequate protection, lack of sanitation in the cities –among others- are the breeding ground that has transformed dengue and other viruses into a plague. On top of that, add the tropical climate and excessive humidity," says one epidemiologist. " The most effective dengue deterrent is frequent fumigation and awareness on the part of the public to seek treatment at the first symptoms."

    Consuelo (name changed), a physician with 25 years of experience, spoke categorically. She opened a large map of the 10 de Octubre municipality and pointed to areas marked in red. “What is now rare to find is a neighborhood in the district where no cases of dengue have been reported. I think we have lost the battle with this disease. There is no sound preventive policy. We cannot prevent viruses such as dengue and many others. We can only help promote through the media that families take preventive sanitary measures such as boiling the water and, in the event that the period of incubation of the disease were already in progress, be ready to act in conjunction within the appropriate network –beginning with the family doctor, the healthcare centers that can provide the proper assistance which will, in turn, report the cases to the higher levels. We are playing with fire. The government guarantees us the medications but in order to counter and eliminate dengue and cholera, more far-reaching measures are needed, which entails expenses in the millions of dollars."

    The last official report of dengue in Cuba dates from 2012, citing 63 cases. But last August, the Ministry of Public Health reported the existence of outbreaks of the carrier mosquito in 98 municipalities. The Pan American Health Organization reported 700 cases of cholera in Cuba in the last two years.
    The Castroit regime did not want to reveal to the world the existence of an epidemic of dengue fever in the spring and summer of 1997 because it was a personal embarrassment to Fidel Castro, who had previously declared that the mosquito responsible for dengue, the Aedes aegypti, had been eradicated long before by the long arm of the Revolution.

    The dengue fever epidemic has become endemic in the Island. Castro’s regime has always tried to hide the facts, instead of asking the international community for help to eradicate the epidemic. This excellent article about the Dengue Epidemic is a must read: “THE DENGUE EPIDEMIC IN CUBA” http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaVerdad/message/25764

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    In all nations with high emigration rates longevity rates skew high. This occurs because the birth is recorded but the death gets recorded in the nation migrated to. So it seems like fewer people die. A nation with high longevity but with high emigration has little to boast about with regards to longevity figures. During the last 54 years, 2.6 million Cubans have emigrated/born abroad. The actual island population is 11.2 million. The 2.6 million represent 23.2% of the population in the island and 18.8% of the total population, a very high rate. This explains in great part the high life expectancy.

    Under the Castroit regime Cubans have experienced the deterioration of practically all health indicators, from sanitation to housing. The increase in infectious diseases in the island like dengue, cholera, leptospirosis (rat fever) and other viruses, does not correlate with the life-expectancy statistics of the regime.

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    In all nations with high emigration rates longevity rates skew high. This occurs because the birth is recorded but the death gets recorded in the nation migrated to. So it seems like fewer people die. A nation with high longevity but with high emigration has little to boast about with regards to longevity figures. During the last 54 years, 2.6 million Cubans have emigrated/born abroad. The actual island population is 11.2 million. The 2.6 million represent 23.2% of the population in the island and 18.8% of the total population, a very high rate. This explains in great part the high life expectancy.

    Under the Castroit regime Cubans have experienced the deterioration of practically all health indicators, from sanitation to housing. The increase in infectious diseases in the island like dengue, cholera, leptospirosis (rat fever) and other viruses, does not correlate with the life-expectancy statistics of the regime.
    Cuba's standard for a "live birth" is way out of whack with the rest of the world. Castro does this to inflate life expectancy rates. While 'live birth' includes any living birth in the US, the Castro regime does not count a birth as live until the baby is a couple months old. Less than that, they don't factor into the average.

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    One hundred year ago the public health in Cuba was excellent, and the Cuban people didn’t have to forfeit their rights in order to benefit from it. Apparently the “experts” overlook this fact.

    These are excerpts from a paper titled “Tropical Diseases in Cuba”, by Dr. E. B. Barnet, read before the American Public Health Association on December 6, 1911, Havana, Cuba:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00144-0045.pdf

    The purpose of this paper, or rather of this note, is to call attention to and interesting point in the conditions of public health in Cuba, within the past few years, that is, since the time when nationalization of all the sanitary services of the country began to exert its beneficial influence, and especially in regard to so-called Tropical Diseases. (…)

    The coefficient of mortality in 1910 for the entire Republic was 15.2, and in 1909, 13.03, (…)

    In spite of the small increase referred to, the annual death rate of 15.31 continues to keep Cuba at the head of the two countries which have the lowest mortality in the world (…)

    The state of public health in Cuba is, without doubt, admirable. And if to this we add, that in the country districts, in the expanse of the plains, in the thickness of the woods, and on the margins of the rivers, the traveler may move and rest in confidence and ease, because he is not threatened by poisonous serpents, nor poisonous insects, nor dangerous animals; it is not too much to say that Cuba is a land of promise which offers to its natives and to foreigners who visit its shores the products and benefits of a privileged soil and the necessary guarantees of health and life. (…)

    The learned professor (Le Dantec) of exotic pathology of the Medical School of Bordeaux, could not have imagined that, in the course of time, and as the result of sanitary measures which have not yet become general in his country, the island of Cuba would offer to the world an even lower death rate than that of France, and would furnish to white immigrants from all countries more certain guarantees of health than any of the French or other European colonies throughout the world, with the only exception of Australia

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    Re: Exporting Doctors

    One hundred year ago the public health in Cuba was excellent, and the Cuban people didn’t have to forfeit their rights in order to benefit from it. Apparently the “experts” overlook this fact.

    These are excerpts from a paper titled:
    “Tropical Diseases in Cuba”
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00144-0045.pdf

    by Dr. E. B. Barnet, read before the American Public Health Association on December 6, 1911, Havana, Cuba:

    The purpose of this paper, or rather of this note, is to call attention to and interesting point in the conditions of public health in Cuba, within the past few years, that is, since the time when nationalization of all the sanitary services of the country began to exert its beneficial influence, and especially in regard to so-called Tropical Diseases. (…)

    The coefficient of mortality in 1910 for the entire Republic was 15.2, and in 1909, 13.03, (…)

    In spite of the small increase referred to, the annual death rate of 15.31 continues to keep Cuba at the head of the two countries which have the lowest mortality in the world (…)

    The state of public health in Cuba is, without doubt, admirable. And if to this we add, that in the country districts, in the expanse of the plains, in the thickness of the woods, and on the margins of the rivers, the traveler may move and rest in confidence and ease, because he is not threatened by poisonous serpents, nor poisonous insects, nor dangerous animals; it is not too much to say that Cuba is a land of promise which offers to its natives and to foreigners who visit its shores the products and benefits of a privileged soil and the necessary guarantees of health and life. (…)

    The learned professor (Le Dantec) of exotic pathology of the Medical School of Bordeaux, could not have imagined that, in the course of time, and as the result of sanitary measures which have not yet become general in his country, the island of Cuba would offer to the world an even lower death rate than that of France, and would furnish to white immigrants from all countries more certain guarantees of health than any of the French or other European colonies throughout the world, with the only exception of Australia.

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