Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

Document Type


Publication Date



Cardiovascular Diseases | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Public Health

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Cuba has a strong health care system with universal health care for their citizens over 40 years old. Despite the strong health care system Cuba lacks the resources necessary to treat coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the country. The country’s whole population is affected by coronary heart disease however the most affected is the lower class due unaffordable treatment. The primary causes of coronary heart disease includes their daily lifestyle such as, physical inactivity, diet, and excessive smoking. It is important to note that the major factors in Cuba leading to coronary heart disease are all preventable. Coronary heart disease can be decreased in the country of Cuba by increasing physical activity, increasing the fruits and vegetables consumed while decreasing the amount of red meat and processed foods, and finally cutting down on smoking cigarettes.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.