Doctors From Cuba Are Traveling The World To Help Cities Affected By Coronavirus
Compared to the United States, Cuba has more than three times as many doctors per capita, according to data from the World Health Organization. So, why does Cuba have so many doctors? Following the revolution in 1959, newly-established leader Fidel Castro instituted a communist regime where healthcare and free education were fundamental cornerstones. Throughout the 1960s, Cuba began using its doctors as a diplomatic tool in building allyship with other developing nations. Today, Cuba’s export of doctors still benefits the country’s international relations efforts. Given its authoritarian government that staunchly opposes dissent of any kind, sending doctors for humanitarian purposes is great PR.