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Saturday, October 15 at 4pm

Assemblée publique à la Casa Latino-américaine
880, rue Père Marquette, bureau 113, Québec
(au nord du boulevard René-Lévesque, à l'angle de l'avenue Belvedère)
Sunday, October 16 at 4pm

Cuba's medical mission in Haiti.
Haitian Cultural Association Perle Retrouvée,
7655, 20e Avenue, Montréal
(Crémazie Est et 20e Avenue, entre St-Michel et Pie-IX
Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba.
Contact: 514 - 728-7222.
Monday, October 17 at 1pm

Bureau de la communauté haïtienne de Montréal (B.C.H.M.)
6970, rue Marquette, Montréal (à l'ouest des coins Bélanger et Papineau)

Monday, October 17 at 6pm

UQAM, par l'Observatoire des Amériques,
Centre d'études sur l'intégration et la mondialisation,
Salle DS-1950, pavillon J.A. De-Sève, 320, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal
Tuesday, October 18 at 12:30pm
Collège Marianopolis
4873, avenue Westmount, Westmount
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm
La Maison d'Haïti
8833, boul Saint-Michel, Montréal
Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba.
Contact: 514 - 728-7222

Wednesday, October 19 at 4:30pm

Clinical Research Centre
5849 University Ave
Dean's Council Room, C-206, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm

Humanity's Mission: Cuban Medical Internationalism In Haiti
Room 303
Dalhousie Student Union Building
Dalhousie University
6136 University Avenue, Halifax
Nova Scotia Cuba Associatio
Contact: 902-449-4967
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm

Cuban Medical Internationalism In Haiti
Embassy of Cuba, 388 Main Street
Ottawa Cuba-Canada Connections
Contact: 613-225-6232
Friday, October 21 at 7pm

Cuba's Medical Internationalist Mission In Haiti
CEGEP de l'Outaouais, au salon étudiant (agora bleu)
333, Boul. Cité des jeunes, 
Entrée porte no. 2
l'Association d'amitié Outaouais Cuba, Action Santé Outaouais,
AKASAN (Ayisiyen Ki Ap Soutni Ayisiyen Nétalkole)
Saturday, October 22 at 2pm

Cuban Medical Collaboration: Haiti experience before and after the earthquake
Richardson Laboratories amphitheater in KGH
Monday, October 24 at 7:30pm

Cuba's Health Solidarity in Haiti
Steel Workers' Hall
25 Cecil Street
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm

Cuba's Medical Mission to Haiti
Hearth Room
Hillhurst-Sunny Side
Community Association
1320 5 Ave NW
Thursday, October 27 at 7pm

Room 2-115, Education North Building
University of Alberta
Cuba Edmonton Solidarity Committee
Friday, October 28 at 7pm

From Devastation to Salvation
1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St.
Contact: 604 253 6442
Saturday, October 29 at 7pm

2994 Douglas
Friends of Cuba, Victoria Peace Coalition & Canadian Network on Cuba
More info. at:
Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm

Cuba For Haiti
Mondragon Café 91 Albert Street
Manitoba-Cuba Solidarity Committee. 
Contact: or call 783-9380
Friday November 4, 2011 at 7pm

Cuba's Internationalism in Haiti
Katzman Lounge - University of Windsor
(corner of Huron Church and Wyandotte)
Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association-Windsor 
Contact: or (519) 991-4167

Backgrounder: Cuba In Haiti

At the time of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 402 Cuban internationalists, 302 of them medical personnel, had already been helping the Haitian people. "The Cubans did not wait for the earth tremor to offer their help. They were already working along with us long before," former Haitian President René Préval said.

Cuba's cooperation with Haiti began in 1998, after Hurricane George hit Haiti. It has amplified since the January 2010 earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people, wounded more than 300,000 and displaced more than 500,000.

Since the earthquake, Cuban cooperation has grown to 1,304 persons, with 679 Cubans, and 625 graduates and students from 26 other countries, trained and educated free of cost at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine. Cuban doctors immediately responded to the cholera epidemic following the earthquake, saving thousands of Haitians. The cholera lethality rate in Haiti is 2.07 per cent, whereas for the sick people assisted by the Cuban Medical Brigade is 0.48 per cent. The Haitian President declared that the people of Haiti view the Cuban physicians as extremely important, "second only to God."

The Cuban medical mission has treated more than 300,000 patients, performing more than 8,000 surgeries. Cuban assistance encompasses more than just the provision of immediate medical attention. It is now also focused on strengthening and rebuilding the Haitian healthcare system. Toward those ends, the Cuban medical and paramedical internationalists work in 56 hospitals and healthcare centres, and have installed and equipped 30 rooms, in which more than 85,000 patients have been treated.

Immediately following the earthquake in Haiti, the Canadian Network on Cuba initiated a fundraising campaign - Cuba for Haiti - to donate to Cuba's efforts in medical support to Haiti. To date the campaign chaired by Professor Keith Ellis has raised and sent to Cuba, over $295,000.00.

The head of the Cuban Cooperation Brigade in Haiti, Lorenzo Somarraba, stated that there are currently 1,300 Cuban health workers in that nation including 312 doctors, out of which 247 graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) who come from 20 different countries.

To contribute directly to the Cuba for Haiti Campaign, make cheques out to 'The Mackenzie-Memorial Fund,' indicating on the cheque memo line 'Cuba for Haiti' and mail to:

Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund & Friends of the Mac Pap Battalion (International Brigades), Attention: S. Skup, 56 Riverwood Terrace, Bolton, ON L7E 1S4.