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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 12:02 AM

Cuban Doctors to Help Patients in South Side Chicago


Published 17 January 2018

Cuba's infant mortality rate is significantly lower than some of the poorest parts of the United States.

With no solution in sight regarding infant mortalities, residents of Chicago's South Side, home to numerous predominantly Black neighborhoods, have resorted to mentors from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health for help.

Why? The small socialist island, though it has endured a half-century economic blockade imposed by the United States, has an infant mortality rate (4.3 per 1,000 people) lower than its neighbor to the north (5.7 per 1,000 people), according to the World Health Organization.

In fact, Cuba's infant mortality rate is significantly lower than some of the poorest parts of the United States. A good example is the neighborhood of Englewood. With an infant mortality rate of 14.5 babies per 1,000, its statistics mirrors that of war-torn Syria.

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https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Cuban-Doctors-to-Help-Patients-in-South-Side-Chicago-20180117-0018.html

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GatoGordo Jan 2018 #1

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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 06:07 AM

1. They are not doctors

 

They are not licensed to work as doctors anywhere else in the world except for Cuba. They are not licensed, but allowed to work as "medical workers" in several third world places, such as Nicaragua, Venezuela and Angola. Brazil equates their skill level to that of newly graduated Brazilian nurses. Not a single Cuban doctor has passed the Brazilian licensure exam.

I am not sure what that says about Chicago.

TeleSur isn't a news source. It is the go-to source for fringe Marxist propaganda.

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