Local services in Cuba
Cuba’s Medical and Dental Centers are world renowned facilities that have established themselves as being of top class. What adds much value to the health system is the strong infrastructure and logistics on the Island, the support from the pharmaceutical industry, technologies and the expertise of highly competitive human resources. Cuba has created a group of programs covering high-demand specialties with world renown status in the treatments of conditions in fields such as ophthalmology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric cardiovascular surgery, Oncology surgery and Bariatric Surgery.
Education in Cuba has been a highly ranked system for many years. The University of Havana was founded in 1727 and there are a number of other well-established colleges and universities. Following the 1959 revolution, the Castro regime nationalized all educational institutions, and created a system operated entirely by the government. Education expenditures continue to receive high priority.