Cuba sends hundreds of doctors to islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma

More than 750 health workers from Cuba have arrived in several islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

The workers who were sent to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, The Bahamas, Dominica and Haiti, have been told to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health and to contribute to the recovery of regions hard hit by the powerful storm.

“The collaboration of the Central Medical Cooperation Unit, together with the Minsap Management Center, and our embassies, have maintained the communication to assess the damages and assess what help our own collaborators could provide,” said Regla Angulo Pardo, the director of the Central Unit of Medial Cooperation in Cuba in an interview with the Granma newspaper.

Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and its regional arm the Pan American health Organisation (PAHO) said it would deploy persons with expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and disaster assessment to support the hurricane affected countries to help with the delivery of essential health services.

20 Responses to Cuba sends hundreds of doctors to islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

    They always step up during these times. ❤

  2. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut September 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Got to love Cuba.

  3. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke September 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Cuba always ready to help.

  4. Dolores Huard
    Dolores Huard September 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Yes they are always willing to help and they do it without much fanfare or the need to slap themselves on the back and say how GREAT they are! <3

  5. Jennifer September 10, 2017 at 10:16 am

    All praises to the so called Cubans. Thanks loads. You did the same with the Ebola crisis. Well done guys to step up.

  6. Alex Alleyne September 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Always willing to lend a helping hand “free of cost”
    THANKS. CARICOM leaders take notice.

  7. Davie Etwaroo
    Davie Etwaroo September 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Fantastic, God bless each of you

  8. Greengiant September 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Cuba always contributes to it’s Caribbean neighbors, not only in times of disaster. They do so generally, but silently. That’s why we need to have more time for the Cuba and an institution of resource management, they’re the specialist in this area.

  9. Lady Boss
    Lady Boss September 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    That’s love and unity in God name bless our world

  10. Lanceford Skeete
    Lanceford Skeete September 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing how they always ready to help. Even when they themselves need assistance.

  11. Bab Clarke
    Bab Clarke September 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Blessings in you.

  12. Bab Clarke
    Bab Clarke September 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Blessings on you

  13. Cherraline Penniston
    Cherraline Penniston September 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Great job best doctors ever

  14. Elaine Smith
    Elaine Smith September 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Wonderful people: best doctors. Thank you

  15. hcalndre September 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I will never forget how the bajans treated the Cuban after he had done time in jail for the bringing of thousands of dollars in drugs to Barbados. He never said who they were for, surely not the man on the street. After he done the time, he was still held and when you read the comments by the bajans where some wanted to put him on a raft and put him out to sea, some wanted to put him on a plane and drop him in the ocean and others worse than that like if bajans are never caught in other countries transporting drugs. Cuba did numerous eye operations free for bajans for years as a humanitarian act but Comissiong was there for him to get back to Cuba, thanks again Cuba for sending your Doctors to the places that are devastated by the storms and hurricanes.

  16. Sandy September 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Yet again our brothers and sisters in Cuba are willing to help and do so without seeking reward. The media in the UK don’t report this. They prefer to concentrate on the anniversary of the death of a very troubled mentally unstable woman and her daughter-in-law who poses topless in view of public roads.

  17. YOGI NI September 10, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Cuba stepping up to the plate is nothing new. They don’t have money to give but they have some of the best Doctors in the world and always send them to help out whenever needed. What is sad is , some Caribbean Island would not allow Cubans trained Doctors to practice in the Island. But would allow fraud from the so called develops world to come and practice.

  18. Swindley Edwards
    Swindley Edwards September 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm


  19. Jean Rampersaud
    Jean Rampersaud September 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks Cuba god bless

  20. Walter Prescod September 11, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Thank you Cuba, You have again help our people.
    May be just maybe, the developed world is watching.
    Well stated Yogi NI.


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