Cuba

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Healthcare system

Although the country is poor by many standards, for the last 50 years Cuba has spent its money on healthcare and education. The standard of hospitals and clinics is very good and the best hospitals ar ...

Health insurance

There is no state health insurance as there is free universal healthcare. ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Havana
Population : 11.2 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Havana
Population : 11.2 million
Main languages spoken : Spanish
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +53
Internet domain : .cu
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 3,946 to 12,195 US $
WHO 2009

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2010
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OECD
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OECD 2017
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WHO 2010
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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WHO 2010
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OECD
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OECD

Healthcare activity

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Health profile

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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