Media Fellowships In Health

2000 Kaiser Media Fellowships Program

The 2000 Kaiser Media Fellows visited Cuba for a weeklong series of briefings on the Cuban healthcare system, please see below for detailed program schedule. For a reporter’s perspective and video on the visit, click here to see Mason Essif’s work–A Reporter’s Notebook.

The Cuban Healthcare System: Saturday, April 21- Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Havana accommodation (April 21-28, and April 30-May 2): Hotel Presidente, Avenue de los Presidentes y Calzada, Vedado Tel: (53-7) 55-2660 or 2661, 2662 or 2663; fax: (53-7)33-3753
Accommodation, Saturday, April 28 only: Los Helechos, Topes de Collantes
Accommodation, Sunday, April 29 only: Los Caneyes, Santa Clara

Saturday, April 21

Meet in Miami airport
9:00pm:Depart Miami, Gulfstream Charter Company, flight #4918

10:00pm:Arrive Havana, Check in, Hotel Presidente

Sunday, April 22

8:30am: Working breakfast/briefing at Hotel Presidente with Gail Reed

10:00am:City tour and visit to a Neighborhood Transformation; Workshop with Architect Miguel Coyula, member of the Group for the Integral Development of the Capital (GDIC). These workshops are community-based initiatives, with the help of professionals like urban planners, to transform the broader context of residents for a richer life and healthier lifestyle.

12:30pm:Lunch in Havana’s Chinese community. This is not the Chinatown of New York or San Francisco, but more of a side street hideaway off Calle Zanja, in the heart of Central Havana. The small neighborhood has thrived for over a century on traditions enlivened by occasional new immigrants and influenced by the stronger Afro-Spanish strains in Cuba’s cultural mix.

2:00pm:Walking tour of Old Havana, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

8:30pm: Dinner and show at the Piano Bar, National Theater. Guest: Nisia Ag


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