Another life-saving brigade travels to South Africa Print E-mail
A brigade of 217 Cuban health professionals has arrived in South Africa to support the battle against COVID-19 in that country, bringing to 22 the total number of "medical embassies" that have traveled abroad to help save lives.

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CCFA Toronto May Day Greeting Print E-mail
Cuba has sent an army of white coats to 20 countries to fight COVID-19 in spite of the United States tightening its inhuman and genocidal blockade.

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April 18: The Worldwide Health Crisis Demands Solidarity, Not Sanctions! Print E-mail
A US-CUBA NORMALIZATION WEBINAR
Saturday, April 18, 2:00 PM (Eastern), 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Featuring Her Excellency Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada
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U.S.- Cuba-Canada Collaboration in Fighting COVID-19 Print E-mail

National Network On Cuba & Canadian Network On Cuba Campaign


COVID-19 is ravaging the United States. Day by day, hour by hour, the infected and fatalities continue to spiral ever upward, with the most vulnerable communities, especially African Americans, disproportionately affected. The entire healthcare system is strained beyond its capacity to provide adequate care and treatment, with doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers driven to exhaustion and beyond in their valiant efforts to save lives.
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Cuba’s Unique Model of Medical Internationalism Print E-mail
In recent weeks, more than a dozen countries — including two in Europe — have requested and received Cuban doctors to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. John Kirk, a professor at the Latin America program of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, is author of ‘Healthcare Without Borders’ and one of the foremost experts on Cuba’s medical internationalism. Ten years ago, he spent two months embedded with Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical emergency brigade in El Salvador after a hurricane, to observe them. In all he has interviewed 270 Cuban doctors and nurses during the course of his research. Cuba Standard reached him by phone in Halifax to put into context Cuba’s most recent activities and the soaring demand for the island’s emergency medical know-how.

What is the Henry Reeve Brigade?

The Henry Reeve Brigade was formed in 2005. Responding to the massive problems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered 1,400 medical personnel and 32 tons of medicine to help in New Orleans, which was refused by the George W. Bush administration.
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Support Cuba's Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19 Print E-mail
-Isaac Saney, CNC Spokesperson, March 30, 2020-

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) is launching the campaign, Support Cuba's Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19, to assist the heroic island's internationalist medical missions that are combatting the pandemic across the world. At the time of writing, Cuba has more than 800 medical personnel serving humanity in the trenches of 16 countries against the dreaded corona virus: including Italy (currently with the greatest number of fatalities), Spain, Andorra, in Europe; Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Grenada, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Belize, in the Caribbean; Venezuela and Nicaragua, in Latin America, and Angola in Africa. In the coming days more Cuban medical missions will be dispatched to other countries.

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