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The fight against Ebola: Cuba’s contribution

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Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo tells Granma International of the 12,000 Cuban professionals (a three-day record) who volunteered to fight the disease as part of the Henry Reeve Contingent, created in 2005 by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, and specialized in tackling natural disasters and epidemics, with work in 18 countries to date.

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President of African Union Commission thanks Cuba

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I would like to thank Cuba and its health professionals, because it was a great comfort when we heard in the United Nations that you were going to send doctors; this gave us hope, because we knew that we were going to overcome the situation, stated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, president of the African Union (AU) Commission during a visit to the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) on October 1. We are very pleased to be able to meet some of the health workers who were on the front line of battle, she said.

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Liberia Is Free of Ebola, World Health Organization Declares


The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola today, making it the first of the three hardest hit West African countries to bring a formal end to the epidemic. More than 4,608 deaths from Ebola have been recorded in Liberia, more than in any other affected country. Neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to fight the outbreak that has claimed more than 10,000 lives across the region since last year.

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WHO reports drastic drop in Ebola cases

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Yesterday, the World Health Organization reported that last week 18 new cases of Ebola were registered in West Africa, the lowest figure this year. According to a report on the development of the illness which has been afflicting the region since December 2013, nine cases were confirmed in both Sierra Leone and Guinea, while Liberia has maintained its rate of zero cases seen over recent weeks.