Fidel Castro Revolutionary

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Health care advanced enough to created a potential cure to cancer developed by Cuba. Fidel Castro is a revolutionary leader. Fidel Castro was a communist leader of Cuba. He lead became the leader of Cuba in 1959 and was the leader of Cuba until 2008, where he stepped down. Fidel Castro is revolutionary because he changed the status quo of Cuba by creating movements into changing Cuba’s political regime into communism while he helped further the progress of health-care in Cuba. Communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was born in Birán, Cuba during 1926. Later, he went to Roman Catholic schools in Santiago de Cuba. While Castro grew up in wealthy conditions amongst the poverty of Cuba, he was also instilled with a sense of Spanish pride from his…show more content…
Encyclopedia of Fidel Castro voices that “educational and health services were made available to Cubans free of charge, and every citizen was guaranteed employment” (during Fidel’s ruling). During Batista’s reign there were inequalities in health care. The health care never reached the rural Cubans at the bottom of Cuban society. It made it harder for the rural Cubans to survive and have a high mortality rate. After Fidel Castro switched to communism, a government where everyone is supposed to be treated fairly, the rural Cubans finally received their health care. Every citizen was granted free and accessible health care from the government. The Huffington Post wrote an article on CimaVax, a treatment and vaccine for lung cancer, that has been developed and studied in Cuba for 25 years. It has started to become free to the Cuban public since 2011. Prior to Castro’s ruling, Cuban had the third worst mortality rate in the entire world under Batista. Medicine was not a focal point on improving. Furthermore, Fidel Castro caused Cuba to develop cures for lethal diseases. He turned and focused on medicine and developed a potential cure to cancer. Having found a cure to lung cancer will allow for the Cubans to find out how this solves lung cancer and how they can branch off to cure other cancers. Due to Castro’s push on improvement, bigger things can happen in the development of healthcare in Cuba. Data from the World Bank reveals that Cuba’s infant mortality rate per 1,000 births is only 4. Compared to the U.S’ 6 deaths per 1,000 births, Cuba has a better infant mortality rate than the United States. During the 1950s, where Batista ruled Cuba, Cuba’s infant mortality rate per 1000 births was 50. That means 5% of all babies born in the 1950s died. Fidel reformed the health care as a whole. He helped create better medical care which resulted in a huge change. From having 50
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