Cuba, Cuba, Cuba!

In February 2011, I was privileged to be able to visit Havana, Cuba for a week as part of a medical health research team.  We had the wonderful opportunity to work with artists, musicians, dancers, and many other people that form part of the arts, culture, and health sectors within Cuba.  We had got the chance to talk with many of these artists and work with them to improve their immediate workplace surroundings to improve their occupational health and safety practices.

In the Ceramics Lab at La Escuela Superior de Arte (ISA)

We visited some world-renowned people and places including: Jose Fuster, Instituto Superior de Arte, Lester Campos,

Painting by Jose Fuster

Callejon de Hamel, National Hotel, Lizet Allonso Ballet Folkorico, Old Havana, the International Film School, Casa de Amistad, and much much more.  Cuba was definitely a beautiful place filled with so much history.  I am happy that I had an opportunity to see Cuba first-hand, and I hope to be able to establish some partnerships with organizations and individuals so that I can go back again soon!