IN A NUTSHELL:
Gail Reed, founder of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba and editor of MEDICC Review, is a former journalist who will spotlight a completely counterintuitive program to relieve the global shortage of physicians in poor countries.
An American journalist focused on Cuba’s social and economic issues, Gail Reed was NBC’s first Havana-based producer since the early 1960s. After several decades of working in Havana, she developed a keen interest in the Cuban health system. In 1997, she founded Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), a US non-profit that promotes improved health outcomes and equity through dialogue among the US, Cuban, and global health communities. Gail co-produced the award-winning film, ¡Salud!, a feature documentary on Cuba and the quest for global health, and currently serves as Executive Editor of MEDICC Review, a quarterly journal that publishes original research and perspectives by Cuban and other developing-country health professionals.
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