Blogger Profile: Gail Reed
Gail A. Reed is International Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) a non-profit organization working to enhance cooperation among the U.S., Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes. She is also Executive Editor of MEDICC Review, a quarterly journal on Cuban medicine and public health, and Co-Producer and Executive Producer of the award-winning film ¡Salud!, a feature documentary on Cuba and the quest for global health, released in January 2007. She has written on social and economic issues in Cuba for the last two decades, and has been invited to present on the Cuban health system and its global cooperation by various universities and scientific organizations, including the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
In the 1990s, Ms. Reed regularly contributed to Business Week magazine, and was NBC News’ first Havana-based producer-correspondent since the early 1960s. Her writings include Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the U.S. Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba (1997, American Association for World Health, 300 pp.); Island in the Storm (1992, Ocean Press and the Center for Cuban Studies, 200 pp.) examining Cuba’s economic recovery strategy; and a series on women and race in Cuba with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole.
Gail A. Reed is the International Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) a non-profit organization working to enhance cooperation among the U.S., Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes.
February 9th, 2010
From Cuba With Love
Since the tragic earthquake struck Haiti, Cuban-trained Haitian doctors and Cuban medical personnel have been saving lives on the front lines. Now 400-strong, they were already on the ground when disaster struck, serving in 120 communities throughout the country, including the hard-hit capital of Port-au-Prince. The effects of the disastrous ...