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Fifty years of Cuba's medical diplomacy: from idealism to pragmatism.

@article{Feinsilver2010FiftyYO,
  title={Fifty years of Cuba's medical diplomacy: from idealism to pragmatism.},
  author={Julie Margot Feinsilver},
  journal={Cuban studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={
          85-104
        }
}
Medical diplomacy, the collaboration between countries to simultaneously produce health benefits and improve relations, has been a cornerstone of Cuban foreign policy since the outset of the revolution fifty years ago. It has helped Cuba garner symbolic capital (goodwill, influence, and prestige) well beyond what would have been possible for a small, developing country, and it has contributed to making Cuba a player on the world stage. In recent years, medical diplomacy has been instrumental in… Expand
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