HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 6 (ACN) Cuban PM Manuel Marrero Cruz highlighted the solidarity of 11 members of the Henry Reeve Brigade who arrived in Havana on Wednesday after supporting the Republic of Togo in the fight against the current health crisis caused by COVID-19.
In his welcoming online message, Marrero praised the extensive work carried out in just three months by the small group of collaborators, who saved 146 lives and provided 2,767 treatments.
For his part, Dr. Miguel Perez Cruz, head of the group, underlined the prevention work carried out by the brigade when visiting the three regions of the country with the highest epidemiological risk, where they exchanged with religious leaders, mayors and heads of communes.
One of the reasons for the success of the mission was the implementation of the Cuban experience in combination with the work of the Togolese specialists, the doctor pointed out.
They were assigned to the Lome-Comuna Hospital Center, Togo's largest institution for the care of patients who tested positive for COVID-19. They performed nursing procedures and laboratory tests (including PCR samples and blood draws) and also trained Togolese personnel in other health institutions and isolation centers.
A total of 39 brigades from the Henry Reeve contingent are active in other regions of the world, with more than 3,700 workers, almost half of whom face SARS-CoV-2 disease every day.