Cuba Opens Haiti Rehab Services

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 2 – The Cuban medical contingent deployed in Haiti started up six rehabilitation wards for the victims of the January 12 earthquake, a type of healthcare service that did not exist in that Caribbean country, reported the local press. Up to now the island’s personnel, accompanied by students from Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), have treated more than 50,000 persons, noted IPS.

Cuba has over 400 doctors and medical staff working long-term throughout Haiti.