Cuba Beefs Up Its Haiti Medical Aid

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 — The large Cuban medical brigade working in Haiti will open its fifth tent hospital this week in Les Cayes, a port city 15 miles southwest of the capital Port au Prince.

The announcement came from Luis Oliveros Serranos who heads logistics for the Cuban assistance, reported the Cuban News Agency.  The other four hospitals are in Croix des Buquet, Carrefour, Leogane and Jacmel.

Over 400 doctors are working in Haiti, prioritizing the treatment of earthquake victims as well as maintaining services in other parts of the country.  Cuba has had hundreds of doctors on permanent service in Haiti for a decade. It also provides scholarships to Haitians to study at Cuba’s Latin American Medical School.