UN: The heroic work of the Cuban medical brigade in Haiti has saved thousands of lives

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

February 21 2015

We hope the Cuban example is followed (by other nations)

Cuban medical workers have treated thousands of Haitians suffering from cholera since 2010.

cuban doctors in haitiThe United Nations’ top anti-cholera official in Haiti praised Cuba Thursday for its role in battling the deadly disease.

“We hope … the Cuban example is followed (by other nations), as an example capable of saving so many Haitian lives, despite economic constraints and other difficulties,” said Assistant Secretary-General Pedro Medrano Rojas. Rojas is the U.N.’s senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti.

Cuban medical workers have been on the frontlines of Haiti’s cholera epidemic

According to the U.N. official, Cuban medical workers have been on the frontlines of Haiti’s cholera epidemic, playing a major role in treating and preventing the disease.

Rojas stated he plans to visit Havana later this month to meet with Cuban health authorities.

“We want to recognize the extraordinary…

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