One of the primary goals of the Cuban revolution was to provide medical care to all the Cuban people. Overcoming the challenges of the US embargo, Cuba has developed one of the world’s most advanced health care systems. Cuba today has lower infant mortality and a longer life expectancy than the United States.

The Tourist Industry is also a highly developed economic sector with many tourists from around the world coming to enjoy the tourist pleasures of Cuba while, at the same time, increasingly coming to access medical care. Cuban Medical Solutions are available to Canadians in need of timely and affordable health care which is not readily accessible or affordable in Canada.

Since the Revolution, Cuba has created a sizable advanced Bio Tech and Pharmaceutical industry that has led to the development of a number of pharmaceutical drugs and treatments that were not available to the Cuban people because of the embargo. Some of these treatments like a treatment for advanced Diabetes which eliminates the need for limb amputations are currently not available in Canada.

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Further information on Healthcare in Cuba

As well as receiving traditional tourism revenues, Cuba attracts health tourists, generating annual revenues of around $40 million for the Cuban economy. Cuba has been a popular health tourism destination for more than 20 years. In 2005, more than 19,600 foreign patients traveled to Cuba for a wide range of treatments including eye surgery, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, and orthopaedics. 

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