Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0864-3466
SANTANA ESPINOSA, María Cecilia. Revolution and the child´s health in Cuba. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662009000100008.
The present state of the child´s health in Cuba results from the revolutionary government's policies implemented throughout the last 50 years. This article was aimed at identifying the main events in the national social context and health sector that brought about changes in the health status of children and adolescents in Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. The methodology included documentary review and the criteria expressed by some of the participants in these events. It was concluded that comprehensive health of this sensitive population group shows a positive and sustained progress.
Palavras-chave : Child's health; comprehensive care; interdisciplinary team; Cuba.