Thursday, 25 April 2013
NUMSS Joining Osteopathy Outreach Clinic in Havana, Cuba
NUMSS is Set to Join the Osteopathy Outreach Clinic in Cuba
National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) received approved to participate in the osteopathy outreach program of Havana, Cuba, that was established in 2012 by the National Academy of Osteopathy.
Two NUMSS graduates of the DO program and 2 graduates of the BSc (osteopathy) are permitted to provide a month long free osteopathic treatments to Cubans in a polyclinic setting. This introduces the Cuban population to osteopathy while also providing an excellent training to new graduates.
Cuba has cultivated a large and resourceful network of health practitioners, which is made possible thanks to the well-designed academic practices and the constant commitment of its top six medical universities to the improvement of healthcare professionals. The healthcare system in Cuba is made up of 60 different specialties. Fifty one of these specialities are medical (including physiotherapy & natural medicine), with five dental, three nursing and one for psychology. There are no private healthcare facilities in Cuba and all healthcare professionals are employees of the government.