Homeopathy was first introduced to the island in 1842.
Cuba's health care system has long been extolled as a model for the developing world by the World Health Organization, particularly in the area of primary and preventive care. During the nineties, the Cuban Ministry of Health opened a new division to promote the full integration of many natural and alternative treatment modalities into its conventional Western system. Herbal medicine, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Homeopathy and Bioenergetic medicine have all been introduced through training in the fourteen medical schools across the island, practice in special clinics in each province, as well as in hospitals, polyclinics and family doctor clinics.
Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB) has made two trips since 2001 to distribute information and supplies to the Cubans. People involved the latest trip in in November of 2000 were Joe Lillard, Karl Robinson, MD, Amy Rothenberg, ND, Kim Sikorski, MD and Nancy Kelly, president of HWB.
International Congress on Traditional and Natural Medicine