Published: 03/26/2021

Thursday, April 22 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm PT

Join Drs. Helen Yaffe and Valia Rodriguez, MD, producers of the film Cuba and COVID-19, for a transnational conversation on how Cuba is defeating this deadly coronavirus and why it is so important to establish medical cooperation between the people of the US and Cuba. The discussion will be introduced by Cuban Ambasadora Lianys Torres Rivera. A doctor trained at Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) will discuss efforts to apply the Cuban approach to end health inequities here in the US. Moderated by Angélica Salazar of ACERE. We will also show an excerpt of the film.

Cuba spends only 4% of the dollars per patient as the US health system. Yet the Covid-19 case rate is 50 times higher in the US than in Cuba, and the death rate is 85 times higher. What lessons can we in the US learn from Cuba’s remarkable system of health care for all?

Sponsored by Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign, National Nurses United, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, ACERE (Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect), IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Latina/Latino Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University, the SF Latino Task Force and the National Network on Cuba.

Con interpretación al español / With interpretation into Spanish

For more information write Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign,