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In Their Own Words

Meet the Cuban doctors who provide disaster relief abroad.
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Click on these thumbnails to see the full portraits and the accompanying interviews with these pioneers of global health care.

Narciso Ortiz. Photo by Sarah van Gelder
Mayra Gonzalez Holz. Photo by Sarah van Gelder
Joaquin Garcie Romero. Photo by Sarah van Gelder
Rigoberto Gonzalez Ruiz. Photo by Sarah van Gelder


Luis Miquel Diez Dias. Photo by Sarah van Gelder
Luis Sandoval. Photo by Sarah van Gelder
Heruerrea Miriam Romero. Photo by Sarah van Gelder

Read Cuba's Cure, our article on the Cuban health care system.
And see ¡Salud!, a film on Cuba's global health mission.

More information about the Cuban medical training program can be found at

And meet more change makers from the Americas, whose work in communities across the continent is driving progressive social change.



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