UCL Institute of the Americas


Dr Aleida Guevara on Cuban Medical Internationalism

10 November 2017, 6:00 pm

Dr Aleida Guevara at UCL Americas 1

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UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Darwin Building, Darwin Lecture Theatre B40, access via Malet Place, London WC1E 7JE


NOTE: Presentation in Spanish, with consecutive translation in English

Dr. Aleida Guevara, Cuban paediatrician, and daughter of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, delivers this lecture - Cuba sends medical brigades in response to disasters, and has established health centres in low-income and remote areas and trains medical practitioners from across the developing world. Dr Guevara, who has participated in international missions in Angola, Ecuador and Nicaragua, will explain the internationalist philosophy that underlies this work, as well as its challenges and achievements. 

Dr Guevara's tour marking 50 years since the death of Che is sponsored by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Introduced by Dr. Paulo Drinot (Senior Lecturer in Latin American History, UCL Americas); chaired by Rob Miller (Director of Cuba Solidarity Campaign); interpretation by Mr Luis Santamaria; convened by Dr. Emily Morris (Honorary Research Associate, UCL Americas).