"WASHINGTON - When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Cuba responded to emergency
requests for trained medical personnel by sending 53 health teams to 39
countries on four continents. The health teams were able to assist
countries with fragile health systems that were ill-equipped to deal
Cuba was able to respond so quickly to this crisis because they had
prepared. In 2005, Cuba’s leaders looked ahead and saw a world
increasingly beset by pandemics and natural disasters. This led them to
initiate a program to train professional medical personnel to be able to
respond quickly to emergency requests from other nations, an initiative
known as the Henry Reeve Brigades.
“Cuba, a small country with a huge heart, has looked outwards and made a
significant world-wide contribution to saving lives during COVID-19.
This major contribution by the Cuban medical teams deserves our
recognition as well as a Nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize,”
said Rick Arnold, executive member of the Northumberland Chapter of the
Council of Canadians."
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