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Commentary: Daring to learn from a good example and break the ‘Cuba taboo’
Commentary: Daring to learn from a good example and break the ‘Cuba taboo’
Jerry Spiegel
August 30, 2006
When confronted by observations of unusually positive or negative outliers, epidemiologists and other scientists are typically drawn to better understand what could be producing such results. Recognition of diminishing HIV/AIDS prevalence in Uganda, for example, appropriately triggered activity to examine and learn from associated policies and practices that could be accounting for this. So when a low-income country can be seen to be systematically producing excellent health indicators, one would think that this would attract considerable scientific attention. Think again. Despite the remarkable health achievements that the small island nation of Cuba has registered, there has been limited discussion of this ... Click here to read the complete article
 
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