Cuba Sends More Doctors to Haiti

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 24 — A new group of 60 Cuban doctors and support personnel arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday to reinforce the Cuban medical brigade fighting the cholera epidemic in the neighboring Caribbean nation.

With the arrival of the new contingent, Cuba’s health authorities informed there are currently 1,295 Cuban medical personnel in Haiti, including 575 doctors, 447 nurses, 244 technicians and 89 support workers.

Cuba has maintained hundreds of doctors working in Haiti for the last decade as well as provides hundreds of scholarships for Haitians to study medicine in Cuba.