Code Pink asks for Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors

Washington, June 14 (Prensa Latina) The non-government organization Code Pink affirms that the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics in Cuba today deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for their humanitarian work in the world.

The Cuban Medical Brigade Henry Reeve, as it is best known on the planet, provided hope and inspiration in many latitudes and now works in 21 countries in the fight against Covid-19, underlines a statement from the mentioned entity.

In recognition of their magnificent solidarity and selflessness, saving thousands of lives by putting their own lives at risk, we urge you to be awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the text underlines.

The world, says Code Pink, was moved to see Cubans go to the most infected part of Italy, Lombardy, to help save lives. Since May 1, more than 1,450 Cuban medical personnel have been fighting Covid-19 in 21 countries.

The medical staff -with 7,400 volunteer health workers- helped in the event of a disaster and before Covid-19, more than 3.5 million people in countries devastated by the world’s worst natural disasters and epidemics.

The statement points out that it is estimated that about 80 thousand lives were saved, as a direct result of the first-line emergency medical treatments of the Henry Reeve Brigade to patients from those countries.

One of its most heroic acts -Code Pink remembers- was in 2014-2015, when the Brigade sent more than 400 doctors, nurses and other health workers to West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia) to confront the dangerous Ebola pandemic.

For this work and his prestige, the World Health Organization presented him with the Dr. Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Public Health Award.

As the United States withdraws funds to the World Health Organization and hijacks other countries’ Health Personal Protective Equipment, Cuban doctors are fighting Covid-19 worldwide.

For the exceptional response of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to the global emergency caused by the coronavirus, his example of self-denial, courage and solidarity are truly worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize, emphasizes Code Pink.

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