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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


MARIMON TORRES, Néstor  and  MARTINEZ CRUZ, Evelyn. Primary health care a procedure to confront the effects of health recession. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3. ISSN 0864-2125.

Present paper analyzes the current global recession and financial crisis and its negative effects on the health system studying in depth the Cuban affectations and the preparation of health national system from its conception, its principles, as well as the preparation of our country in face of previous crises, by example, the Special Period. It is evidenced that the viable way to maintain the health levels of population and to improve its indicators of morbidity and mortality, despite the current and the future economic lacks if the world situation get worse, is the Primary Health Care which is the foundation of Cuban system achieving a significant development after 50 years of transformation and improvement. Authors expose the major results achieved and the outlines measures focused on its sustainment in this new world scenario intending that this experience could to serve as reference for other countries, to strength the national capacities and to contribute to improvement of health systems, as a confrontation proposal to this serious world situation and also to achieve the populations health.

Keywords : Global recession and economical crisis; primary health care; health systems; special period; sustainment; national capacities.

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