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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:36 AM

The scene from Cuba: How it's getting so much right on COVID-19

https://theconversation.com/the-scene-from-cuba-how-its-getting-so-much-right-on-covid-19-155699

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Reply The scene from Cuba: How it's getting so much right on COVID-19 (Original post)
malaise Apr 2021 OP
luckone Apr 2021 #1
malaise Apr 2021 #3
Native Apr 2021 #2
malaise Apr 2021 #4
Judi Lynn Apr 2021 #5

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:58 AM

1. ++They have done so much good from the beginning of the pandemic to help out

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Beyond Cuba’s borders, its medical diplomacy took over. Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade has been fighting the pandemic in at least 37 countries and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. When COVID-19 stranded the cruise ship MS Braemar, only Cuba allowed it to dock.

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Response to luckone (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:54 PM

3. As always

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:49 PM

2. Watch them totally knock it out of the park with their vaccine.

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Response to Native (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:55 PM

4. Of course

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:06 AM

5. These dedicated people also distinguished themselves working with Ebola victims:

Why Cuba Is So Good at Fighting Ebola



The first members of a team of 165 Cuban doctors and health workers unload boxes of medicines and medical material from a plane upon their arrival at Freetown's airport to help the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, on October 2, 2014. Florian Plaucheur—AFP/Getty Images

BY ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN NOVEMBER 5, 2014 10:29 AM EST

As the first nation to dedicate hundreds of health care workers to West Africa, Cuba is an unlikely hero in the Ebola outbreak.


In spite of not being among the wealthiest countries, Cuba is one of the most committed when it comes to deploying doctors to crisis zones. It has offered more than 460 Cuban doctors and nurses to West Africa, and currently, 165 are working there under the direction of the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 50,000 health care workers from Cuba are working in 66 countries around the world.

“Cuba is world-famous for its ability to train outstanding doctors and nurses,” said WHO director Margaret Chan in a Sept. press conference announcing Cuba’s surge of health care workers. In the same meeting, Cuban Minister of Health Roberto Morales Ojeda called on all countries to “join the struggle against this disease.”

But why is Cuba so uniquely prepared to treat Ebola? It comes down to a national priority that even has its own name, coined by academics: “Cuban Medical Internationalism.”

Cuba’s global health crisis response system is a Doctors Without Borders-like program, but instituted by the government. When Cuban doctors graduate medical school, they are given the opportunity to volunteer to be called upon for medical missions, like an Ebola outbreak or a natural catastrophe. Often, these are one to two-year commitments. To prepare for something like Ebola, health care workers not only undergo aggressive training for the specific disease they are treating, but they also take courses on the region’s culture and history as well.

More:
https://time.com/3556670/ebola-cuba/

Outstanding article in the original post, informative and consistant with the honest articles written about Cuba's superior medical system practise at home and abroad. Thank you for catching and sharing it, malaise. ⭐️❤️️

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