Cuba Sends MDs to Combat Ebola in Africa

File photo of Cuban doctors working in Venezuela by Caridad

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban government will send a total of 165 doctors and nurses to cope with Ebola in Africa as part of the global effort coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), reports Granma newspaper.

According to Health Minister Roberto Morales, the group consists of 62 doctors and 103 nurses, who have over 15 years’ experience and who have worked in other countries hit by natural and epidemiological disasters.

The decision comes in response to the request for assistance made by WHO and most recently by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting with President Raul Castro.
Since 1959, Cuba has sent a total of 76,744 health workers to 39 African countries.

5 thoughts on “Cuba Sends MDs to Combat Ebola in Africa

  • … and thousands of American military medical personnel (3000) to set up field hospitals loaded with tons of equipment without which all 165 Cuban doctors and nurses could neither operate or survive.
    Real aid versus Cuban propaganda.

  • Dan, have you heard Obama’s statement of today? I think you wrote prior to hearing it. $88 million would purchase 2,160 American Holstein Dairy Cows!

  • Obama pledged $88 million to combat Ebola, the cost of 10 MQ-9 Reaper drones.

  • It is good that Cuba has now joined the other countries medical staff already in Africa. It is to be hoped that the vaccines developed in the US and Canada prove to be effective and if so that it is possible to produce a sufficient supply. The dedication of the Doctors of Medicin de sans Frontiers is to be particularly admired. Volunteers from different countries working together as a team not for publicity but for humanity.

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