Brussels, Feb 27.- Christos Stylianides, European commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, recognized the role Cuba has played in fighting the Ebola epidemic, a press release stressed today. Stylianides, who met in this capital with Cuban Deputy Public Health Minister Marcia Cobas, stated that the international community should thank the Caribbean island for putting all its experience at the service of people in need in such sector.
He also mentioned that he has the opportunity to appreciate the work the island’s physicians are doing in many West African nations.
On the other hand, Cobas explained the actions carried out to train health specialists in all African countries where there are Cuban collaborators, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean.
About 18,000 were trained to confront Ebola and other epidemiological emergencies, as a result of those training actions, she pointed out.
Both parties talked about the celebration of the Top-Level International Conference on the referred disease to be held in this city on March 3, the note from the Cuban embassy in Belgium stated.
Discussion and decision-making on issues relating to the post-Ebola stage and the actions to commit so there is no resurgence or outbreaks from other equally deadly hemorrhagic fevers, are also expected during the meeting. (Prensa Latina).