Cuba’s FM highlights medical brigades’ role in Covid-19 times

Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted on Wednesday the role of the island’s medical brigades in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, in the context of World Humanitarian Assistance Day.

On Twitter, the Foreign Minister pointed out that on this date, homage is paid to men and women who risk their lives to save others, among which the members of the Henry Reeve brigades that have been fighting against the pandemic in the world are an example of solidarity and courage.

‘For them our respect and pride,’ added the head of Cuba’s diplomacy.

The World Humanitarian Day, which is celebrated every August 19, pays special tribute on this occasion to healthcare workers who provide assistance for emergencies, such as the Covid-19 health crisis.

According to the United Nations, the pandemic is one of the most complex challenges for these operations due to the lack of access and restrictions imposed by governments, which leave localities alone on the front line of the response.

In this scenario, Cuba has contributed human resources to the fight of other countries against SARS-CoV-2, by sending over 3,700 healthcare professionals to some 30 nations and territories.


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