By Circles Robinson

Cuban doctors heading for Haiti

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 14 — The Cuban government sent to Haiti the first contingent of doctors from the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade that specializes in assisting after natural disasters and serious epidemics.

The brigade was first established to offer help to the United States when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, an offer rejected by ex-President Bush.

Since then the brigade has been on the scene after earthquakes in Pakistan, and China, the Tsunami in Indonesia and major flooding in Guatemala and Bolivia.

Cuba already had 344 doctors and other health professionals working full time in Haiti under an agreement with the Haitian government.

Victor Geneus, Haiti’s ambassador to Havana, thanked the Cuban people and government for their assistance in such difficult times.  “The Cuban doctors have a lot of experience with our reality and a lot of desire to understand and help, and that’s what we most needed,” Geneus told the Cuban News Agency.

6 thoughts on “Cuba Sends More Docs to Haiti

  • leave it the americans to screw this up too. I knew that it made sense that cuba and venezuela would be sending aid to haiti but nary a word of it on the news here in canada which is very much influenced by the usa. after 8 bush years i guess the institutional pettiness towards the strong proud nations of cuba and venezuela is hard to break. but on the other hand if obama does reach out to cuba the disgusting republicans will say “see he is a communist”

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