Cuba has an excellent health system, with institutions that provide specific medical treatments, so health tourism in the Caribbean Island meets the needs of the most demanding clients regarding physical and mental recuperation.
The efficiency of Cuba's health strategy is backed up by health indicators that can be compared to those reported by developed countries, including a life expectancy of 73 years and an infant mortality rate that is among the lowest in the world, in addition to a low rate of maternal deaths.
Cuba's primary health care system reaches every corner of the Caribbean Island, where the latest breakthroughs in the field of medicine are applied by highly-trained experts at medical institutions throughout the country.
The national health system is in conditions to treat diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, and has designed a comprehensive immunization program using vaccines developed at Cuban research institutions.
Excellent programs and unique techniques attract visitors who stay at medical facilities where they receive treatment against ophthalmologic ailments, or a cure for skin diseases such as vitiligo.
Drug addicts and alcoholics, many of whom have been declared a lost case in their countries of origin, find a cure to their problems in Cuba, in a natural, pleasant and tranquil environment that greatly contributes to therapy.
Moreover, patients receive an excellent personalized treatment by Cuban professionals at the Island's medical institutions, where they can find a cure for several diseases.
Tourists can choose from a wide range of health services to lose weight, and fight stress and aging, in addition to regular medical checkups.
Cuba's natural conditions also contribute to the development of health tourism, since many of its natural treasures complement medical treatments.
In today's world, where people lead a very busy life, a pause to get close to nature and spirituality is always welcomed, especially when conditions exist to reestablish balance and meet new challenges.
In addition to those interested in Cuba's sunshine and white-sand, warm water beaches, thousands of tourists visit the Caribbean Island every year to benefit from programs that will help them to recuperate their health.
The development of tourism in Cuba, which benefits from a privileged geographical location, hundreds of kilometers of excellent beaches and a nearly pristine natural environment, is complemented by actions to improve the quality of life.