News »

Medical brigade that worked in Dominica returns to Cuba

Dominica-colaboradores-cubanos-AP-680x442The Cuban medical brigade that served in the Commonwealth of Dominica in the confrontation with Covid-19 will return to Cuba this Sunday, after six months of solidarity work in that neighboring country.

The group made up of 35 health specialists from the internationalist Henry Reeve contingent treated 4,627 patients, saved 52 lives and carried out 23,997 nursing procedures.

These professionals, of whom 14 are women and 21 are men, have more than 10 years of work experience, and represent 13 provinces of the country, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

According to this source, 65.7 percent of those collaborators completed an internationalist mission, mainly in Venezuela, and five of them in Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry, Pakistan and Haiti.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, 52 Henry Reeve brigades have collaborated with government efforts in 39 countries to contain contagions and save lives, and 43 of them are currently active in 33 nations.

A total of 2,523 Cuban collaborators, 1,435 of whom treat positive cases for Covid-19, have assisted 615,165 patients, and saved 13,590 lives in nations that have required their presence.

Numerous organizations and personalities from around the world promote the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize of this Henry Reeve International Medical Contingent Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.

(With information from PL)

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published. The mandatory fields are marked. *