Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
AGUIN, Victor. Development of the "Mission Miracle" in Venezuela. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.4, pp. 537-541. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662011000400018.
The Mission Miracle, a Cuban initiative supported by Venezuela, is one of the social and humanitarian campaigns aimed at recovering the vision or curing several eye diseases of the Latin American people. Due to the pending debt with those persons excluded from the health care and separated from the social and productive life because of visual health problems that can be solved, it is deem necessary to evaluate the development of the Mission Miracle in Venezuela. An exploratory study was conducted on this topic based on the analysis of documents and published articles. The Mission Miracle in Venezuela has given the vision back to 668 844 Latin Americans cared by Cuban and Venezuelan specialists. The Mission Miracle is a real and efficient Latin American integrating mechanism of struggle against poverty and social exclusion, with big social impact since it has provided better quality of life to thousands of Venezuelan and other Latin American people.
Keywords : Mission Miracle; eye diseases; latin american integration.