MEDICC Review Journal Unveils New Issue on Chronic Diseases Revisited

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The new issue of MEDICC Review, Chronic Diseases Revisited, is now available open-access, free online. The only English-language journal bringing readers health and medicine from Cuba and other developing countries, this MEDICC Review issue includes original research, features, and commentary on the rising burden and special challenges of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries.

The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, NCDs will account for seven of every ten deaths in developing countries.

"NCDs are multiplying fastest in the regions and countries least prepared to meet the challenge," said Gail Reed, Executive Editor of MEDICC Review. "The double burden of fighting infectious diseases and NCDs will require political leadership, economic commitment, and integrated health research and policy approaches."

"Chronic Diseases Revisited" includes these articles and more: Sounding the Alarm on Chronic Kidney Disease in Farming Communities: Interview with María Isabel Rodríguez MD, Minister of Health, El Salvador

Care for Pregnant Diabetics in Cuba: Achievements and Challenges Spatiotemporal Analysis of Lung Cancer Incidence and Case Fatality in Villa Clara Province, Cuba

Will Cuba’s Acute Shortages of the 1990s Leave a Chronic Legacy?

MEDICC Review is an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), Oakland, California, USA. Full-text articles of current and past issues may be freely viewed and downloaded at

Since 1997, MEDICC has worked to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes and equity. MEDICC produced the feature film ¡Salud! and publishes the MEDLINE-indexed journal MEDICC Review. MEDICC supports research in Cuba by US health professionals, assists US students and graduates of Havana’s Latin American Medical School to return to US underserved communities, and organizes Community Partnerships for Health Equity to improve health care and access in communities such as South Los Angeles and Oakland, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Bronx, New York. See:


Jeannie Barbieri-Low
Medical Education Cooperation With Cuba

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