Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) A brigade of Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Contingent was seen off on Friday by Cuban health authorities before leaving for Bahamas to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic there.
On Twitter, Deputy Minister of Public Health Regla Angulo said that the group of professionals specialized in disaster operations and severe epidemics is made up of 50 nurses who will join the medical brigade in that country.
On January 8, Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal signed a cooperation agreement with the Minister of Health and Wellness of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr. Michael Darville, to provide an emergency response to the current pandemic.
The willingness of keeping and increasing the existing collaboration between the parties was ratified during the talks, according to a statement by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health.
Figures published by this ministry indicate that 57 Henry Reeve brigades had rendered their services toe fight the Covid-19 pandemic in 40 countries until March, 2021.
Cuban doctors have worked in the Principality of Andorra, Azerbaijan, Italy, South Africa, Mexico, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Belize, among other countries.