Cuban specialists cooperate in worldwide fight against Covid-19

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, reported today that experts from the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) collaborate with specialists from various nations in the confrontation with Covid-19.

On Twitter, the Foreign Minister said that through videoconferences, the exchange of experiences is carried out with health managers from Timor Leste, Cape Verde, Sao Tome, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and the Economic Commission of the African Union.

Cooperation is essential in this battle, added Rodríguez on the social network.

Other similar contacts occurred last Friday, when the IPK also shared knowledge on specific treatments for particular patients or groups, with colleagues and authorities from Guyana, The Gambia and Lesotho.

About 1,200 health professionals from the island have joined the global fight against the new disease, through 21 brigades of the Henry Reeve contingent, specialized in disaster situations and major epidemics.

These work teams bring solidarity from the largest of the Antilles to 20 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, and join the thousands who have already collaborated in 60 nations.

Cuba also shares some of the medicines it produces and responds to requests for cooperation sent by other governments, without stopping to assess political coincidences or economic advantages, pointed out a recently released statement from the Foreign Ministry.

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