Cuba’s internationalism and COVID-19

More than 2300 Cuban health professionals, belonging to 26 “Henry Reeve” medical brigades, have gone to 24 nations in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are helping in these countries, to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, which as we already know, will be won only with cooperation and solidarity.

Sources: Telesur, and Cuban Ministry of External Relations (Minex).

Listen to an ABC Late Night Live interview conducted by Jonathan Green with John Kirk, author of Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism.

Cuban doctors from “Henry Reeve” medical brigades

Cuban doctors and nurses have been working in some of the most challenging emergencies around the globe for many years including the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the aftermath of Chernobyl. Now they are working to treat patients with COVID-19 in 22 countries including Italy and South Africa.

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