Below is a link to the documentary !Salud! (Director: Connie Field). It is from 2006 but still very relevant in these days of not so stealthy privatization of the NHS in England (if not the other UKanian countries) and Cuba’s astonishing response to the West African ebola crisis, where ecosystem destruction has combined with the destruction of primary care systems under the twin onslaughts of structural adjustment programmes and civil conflict.
A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, !Salud! looks at the case of Cuba, a country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’ From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba — now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA.