Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
AROCHA MARINO, Carmen; CASTILLO GUZMAN, Antonio and PEREZ MAZA, Benito. Cuban health organization during the US military occupations. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.2. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662009000200013.
This paper was aimed at providing elements to understand the purpose of the US military occupation government in terms of the measures taken in health public care in Cuba during the two US military occupations. The public health organization at that time and the concerns of the government for the health situation in the island due to the ravages of the yellow fever epidemics that had affected the Spanish troops and the Cuban population, in addition to smallpox, malaria, dysentery, typhoid fever, infant tetanus, glanders and other infectious diseases. It was concluded that the healthcare work undertaken during these two phases were directed to protect the US economic and strategic objectives so closely linked to the imperialist expansion.
Keywords : Public health; public health history; Cuba.