A medical brigade of 1,200 Cubans is operating all over earthquake-torn and cholera-infected Haiti,
Most countries were gone within two months, again leaving the Cubans and Médecins Sans Frontières as the principal healthcare providers for the impoverished Caribbean island.
Figures released last week show that Cuban medical personnel, working in 40 centres across Haiti, have treated more than 30,000 cholera patients since October. They are the largest foreign contingent, treating around 40 per cent of all cholera patients. Another batch of medics from the Cuban Henry Reeve Brigade, a disaster and emergency specialist team, arrived recently as it became clear that Haiti was struggling to cope with the epidemic that has already killed hundreds.

Since 1998, Cuba has trained 550 Haitian doctors for free at the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina en Cuba (Elam), one of the country's most radical medical ventures. Another 400 are currently being trained at the school, which offers free education – including free books and a little spending money – to anyone sufficiently qualified who cannot afford to study medicine in their own country.
A third of Cuba's 75,000 doctors, along with 10,000 other health workers, are currently working in 77 poor countries, including El Salvador, Mali and East Timor.

Earthquake damage in Jacmel 2010-01-17 4

Vad gör Sverige för international insats för nu för tiden, krigar för imperiet verkar vara det som är mest aktuellt och utbilda poliser åt den korrupta regimen.


Björn Nilsson sa...

Om den av USA, exilcubaner, samt Folkpartiet, eftersträvade friheten åter införs på Cuba får vi förutsätta att det där jönsandet med att sända sjukvårdspersonal till andra länder (än USA) får ett resolut slut!

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