HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 8 (acn) The Cuban government decided to send a medical brigade to Haiti, taking into account the dire affectations caused by Hurricane Matthew that hit the Caribbean nation last October 4.
According to Granma newspaper the 38-strong brigade is part of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics. These health personnel have great experience in the hygienic-epidemiological field.
The group is made up by three doctors, ten hygienic-epidemiologic majors and 10 technicians, among others.
This group will work along some of the 600 Cuban health professionals that are currently working in Haiti. Some reports now place the death toll in Haiti at some 900 people, and there are fears of the cholera outbreak in the devastated areas