Dr. B Padma

Barrio Adentro As Seen from the Perspective of a U.S. Health Professional | venezuelanalysis.com

Finally, I would like to share two of my favorite quotes with you. One is by Reverend Martin Luther King who said “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” The other quote is by Rudolf Virchow the public health activist and pathologist who said “Health is Politics and Politics is Health.” Cuba has showed us that a band aid approach will not eliminate disease and health care has to be in concert with a radical political and social transformation of the society. Now, Venezuela, through the Bolivarian process is addressing the injustice and inequality in health care through Mission Barrio Adentro and other social programs and this simply would not be possible if there was no political will.


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