Lessons Kenya can learn from Cuba’s health expertise

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The Huffpost reports Cuban health system is recognized worldwide for its excellence and its efficiency.

The Carribean island is recognized by the World Health Organization as the only country that has a health care system closely linked to research and development.

Forbes Magazine states Cuba has an organized primary care delivery system that captured the doctor-patient relationships.

The nation ensures that each neighborhood has a primary care physician who often knows them by name and sees them regularly.

In Cuba, healthcare is a fundamental right of all citizens and is written into Cuban constitution.

The doctors focus more on preventive medicine to stop illness before they start. Citizens don’t have to worry about hospital costs because even minor complaints are handled for free.

The government has put in measures to ensure there is one doctor for every 150 citizens.

Due to the country’s efficient medical system, life expectancy in the country is 77 years for men and 81 for women.

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