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Dr. Conway has shared the homeland of her maternal grandfather with countless travelers over the years. This year will be extra special as we enjoy a medical tour of Cuba especially designed for the medical professional. Enjoy a rich cultural, social and medical exchange with this small country so rich in culture, benevolence and heart.
We will travel to Havana and enjoy afrocuban music and history and of course some cuban salsa. We will also delight in the regional foods and spectacular people. When we take a break from our medical expeditions, we will explore how the world famous cuban cigars are made and visit the rum museum. No trip to Cuba will be complete without a quick detour to the Malecon.
Finally, we will spend the afternoon at Escuela Latinoamericano de Medicina (ELAM) where students from all over the world, including many american students, study medicine absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. This is one of Cuba's humanitarian outreaches to help those who are from underserved areas train in medicine to become physicians and to prepare them to return to their home country and serve those same communities. Our host will be Dr. Lourdes Tavares from the University of Havana who is planning an exciting program for us!
Who Can Join Us? Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals as well as pre-professional students in the noted professions. Spouses and adult children are also welcome. Lay persons interested in a deeper understanding of the Cuban Health System are also welcome to attend.
Legal Travel: All travel is LEGAL and with approved licenses
Costs: Our charges are the most affordable available for legal travel to Cuba. Tours that include only significantly less cost quite a bit more. Please browse the websites of InsightCuba or other vendors for comparatives. We are traveling with a trusted vendor who has navigated our travel needs for many years and we have never been disappointed. Your airfare IS NOT included. Your Cuban Visa IS included in your costs.
Join Dr. Conway and I AM ABEL FOUNDATION as we navigate the Cuban Healthcare System with our Cuban Partners. This is a completely customized excursion tailored to the medical professional and health pre-professional. We will stay at one of the finest hotels in Modern Havana. Most meals will be covered (2-3 daily) along with professional guided tours to each stop along our journey. The Cubans have well understood how the social determinants of health affect and impact medical health. This is an incredible opportunity to observe how this small, island country with truly limited resources is able to provide some of the finest healthcare in the world to it's citizens. On our free night we plan to enjoy the Afro-cuban sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club. Of course a stroll in the old classic cars is already on the itinerary! This is the "Don't Miss" event of the year.
Tours: All tours are led by experienced Cuban tour guides with expertise and knowledge in Cuban History as well as the Cuban Health System. For large groups, travel is in air-conditioned coach bus but no matter the group size, travel accommodations are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are typically included but we have a few nights out on our own where we can try other exciting options.
Visa: Your Cuban Visa IS included in your costs. You will receive it by mail. Please do NOT complete it UNTIL you are on the leg of your flight that is flying out to Cuba.
Pre-departure Dinner: Prior to each trip, we will have a pre-departure dinner at the home of Dr. Conway where you can sample some Cuban Cuisine and ask any remaining questions you may have. It's also a great time for everyone to get to meet their fellow travelers in advance! Our last pre-departure shin ding was a huge hit so don't miss it!
Air Fare: If you are interested in group airfare please email us at email@example.com for more information. If you will arrange your own airfare, please check with Dr. Conway prior to choosing flights to best coordinate with airport transfer to hotel with our Cuban partners.
CUBAN HEALTH SYSTEM CUSTOM TOUR
Cuba’s big! Its land mass is 42,426 square miles – about 80 percent the size of Alabama. Cuba is nearly as large as Louisiana, and larger than Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Ohio or Indiana. Altogether it’s bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.
Check out this clip of Afro-Cuban Jazz, then join us for a night at the "Buena Vista Social Club!"
I AM ABEL FOUNDATION In Cuba