(1883 - 1915)
Médico epidemiólogo. Su principal aporte a la ciencia mundial fue su explicación del modo de transmisión de la fiebre amarilla: la hembra de la especie de mosquito que hoy conocemos como Aedes aegypti.
Social Sciences and Humanities
2000 | Spatial Inequalities of Cuban well-being
Main executives entity: University of Havana (UH) (1)
Other entities: Physical Planning Institute (IPF) (2)
Main author: Luisa Iñiguez Rojas, del (1).
Coauthors: From (1) Mariana Ravenet Ramirez; from (2) José Luis Gerhartz.
Summary:

It explores the unequal expression of changes and its socioeconomic consequences from the national level to the intra and interterritorial particularities.

Space-territory is the central axis of the study; and its complementary axes, family and health. It contextualizes the historical building processes of inequalities and iniquities in Cuba before 1959 and the homogenization processes carried out by the Revolution. The most outstanding theoretical-methodological contributions are the transdisciplinary approach, anchored in the theory of geographical space, and the definition of new concepts: space-family, type and cotype family.

Its results assess "life" of territories and of their populations and suggest the need to advance in the identification of "opaque" spaces and spaces-families with unfavourable components in its reproduction process, with a view to reinforcing the current actions with tendency to reduce social distances in the country.