People to People Cuba Program|Medical Culture
Medical Culture Day 1:
- Travel day to Havana
- Check into hotel
- We will have an orientation and a welcome dinner that evening
Medical Culture Day 2:
Morning lecture on Cuba’s history and culture. We will then go on a walking tour of Old Havana. We will visit the four main squares and have an opportunity to get a pulse of what the city of Havana is like. We will interact with Cubans in the Belen center and learn how Cubans integrate medical community projects with seniors and children.
Medical Culture Day 3:
We will have a discussion on the current Cuban reality of the medical system. We will have time for question and answer and then we will visit a family doctor in Havana and learn about the role of preventive medicine in Cuba has there is a doctor for each neighborhood in Cuba, the doctor lives upstairs and practices in a clinic below. We will have lunch lunch and then in the afternoon we will learn about the role of agromercados in Havana and how the vegetable entrepreneur market exists for Cubans.
Medical Culture Day 4:
In the morning we will have a discussion on medical education in Cuba. We will visit the ELAM, Latin American medical school. We will also visit a dentist’s office. After lunch we will visit the malecon where the heartbeat of Havana exists. We will have open discussions with Cubans on healthcare and general Cuban policies.
Medical Culture Day 5:
We will visit this unique self-sustaining community which has its own clinic. After lunch we will intermingle with farmers growing organic crops such as coffee, mango, guava and the harvesting of bees
Medical Culture Day 6:
We will have a lecture on public health in Cuba. We will then visit a polyclinic and if possible a public health project. After lunch we will visit Hemmingway’s finca and the small fishing village of Cojimar.
Medical Culture Day 7:
We will head to the east side of the island to the city of Matanzas. We will have some cultural interaction with Cubans in Matanzas city in the pharmacy museum and also an interesting local farm that combines agriculture and the arts. We will enjoy a country lunch that is produced from the all natural farm and then will experience some of the afro Cuban culture. In the evening is our departure dinner.
Medical Culture Day 8:
Depart for home