The Cuba Platform organizes convenings focused on issues of inclusivity, opportunity, and social justice.
May/June 2018: Equity Initiative for Southeast Asia and China Global Learning Tour in Cuba
Between May 28 and June 2, 2018, a cohort of Equity Initiative fellows for health equity came to Cuba for a week to study the social determinants of health and compare the health systems in Cuba and their respective countries. In the midst of a tropical storm, the group visited a community center, non-governmental organization, and farm, and listened to presentations on the Cuban health care system and social context. Participants reflected on health as a social system and on the economic challenges and opportunities of providing healthcare to all.
May 2018: First Convening of Atlantic Fellows Programs in Cuba
From May 5 to May 12, 2018, the Cuba Platform hosted 12 representatives of the four Atlantic Fellows Programs in Havana, Cuba. Participants included senior fellows from the Equity Initiative for Southeast Asia and China and the Global Brain Health Institute, and staff and faculty from Tekano for Health Equity in South Africa, Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (Australia), and the Global Brain Health Institute. During six days of activity, participants listened to presentations from Cuban social scientists and visited the sites of non-governmental organizations, small businesses, and artists. Participants report that key learnings from the trip centered on the ideas of revolution as a process and leadership as a collective endeavor.