Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
HADAD HADAD, Jorge Luis. Contributions by Science to the Cuban Public Health in fifty years of Revolution. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 348-353. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662010000400009.
The present article highlighted the scientific capacity as a very valuable component of the human, social, economic and technological development; the challenge involved in health research as a way of improving performance; the results of health sub-systems and the need of using effectively, equitably and rationally the scientific advances in social practice. It presented the Cuban health research model, its links to social and scientific development, its peculiarities and successes, the harmonic and balanced fusion of all the research modalities in medical practice, particularly in primary health care, thus supporting the strengthening and development of this strategy. There has been proved the role of the state in the domestic scientific development and its contribution to public health and to outstanding results in this field.
Keywords : Scientific development; research and innovation system for health; health system; social practice; primary health care; Cuba.