Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

International Programs

The Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University is now offering a course option on its Summer in Cuba program in Public Health: Atención primaria en Salud en Cuba.

This four-week undergraduate course, in collaboration with the National School of Public Health in Havana, addresses how the Cuban government has prioritized the development of universal healthcare, with a special emphasis on the efforts to strengthen primary healthcare and to articulate it with more complex levels of care. The course contextualizes and analyzes the programs to prevent infant mortality and to prevent and control infectious diseases such as polio, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, and HIV, as well as the economic and political context in which these public health initiatives developed.

A pre-requisite language course of SPAN 3040 at Tulane University (or equilvalent) is required. Classes will be held four days a week during morning blocks at the Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública (ENSAP). Credit for the course will be listed as a LAST-3960 special offering (3 credits), but will count towards a Public Health major at Tulane.

Students stay in the Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños (ANAP) residence, which is within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. As a second course, students will take a Cuban society and culture course (taught in English by Tulane faculty) during afternoon blocks. In addition to field trips in and around Havana, there will also be visits to health facilities in Havana and in rural areas.
The cost of the 2019 Summer in Cuba: Public Health option is $5,900. This price may change before applications are due.

For application information and details on program cost, visit our Summer in Cuba page.




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Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.