Memorandum of Understanding: SPHTM and ENSAP


On November 10th, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Escuela National Salud Publica (ENSAP, National School of Public Health) of Cuba entered into a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dean Pierre Buekens for Tulane and by Dr. Pastor Castell-Florit, director of ENSAP.

cubamou_finlaybustMembers of the Cuban and American delegation pose with the bust of Dr. Carlos Finlay, considered to be the father of Cuban medicine and the first to identify the Aedes aegypti mosquito as a carrier of yellow fever. Pictured: Dr. Richard Oberhelman, chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Tania Aguilar, deputy director of ENSAP and director of international relations for the school; Dr. Pedro Mas, professor at the Institute for Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri and a faculty member at ENSAP (Dr. Mas is also the former director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology); Dean Pierre Buekens; Dr. Pastor Castell-Florit, director of ENSAP; Dr. Arachu Castro, Stone Chair for Latin American Public Health. The MOU will enable the two institutions to explore possible collaborations in the areas of curriculum development, teaching, research, and exchanges of information and experiences in several areas of public health.

Dee Boling


About Tulane University SPHTM

Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. Our mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through academic excellence in education of public health professionals, rigorous scientific research of public health problems, creative partnerships to advance the practice of public health, and innovative service to the local, national, and international public health community.
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