HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 30 (ACN) The Sinn Fein party assembly in Ireland nominated the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Sinn Fein member of the legislature John O'Dowd said on Monday
The nomination takes into consideration that since its formation in 2005 by the Cuban government, the members of that contingent have served more than 3.5 million people in 45 countries around the world.
The medical brigade has recently been at the forefront of the global fight against COVID-19, sending health personnel to Europe, Africa and other nations in crisis around the world because of the health emergency.
It was previously awarded the Dr. Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for Public Health by the WHO, and reflecting the remarkable contribution it has made in the fight against COVID19.
The international solidarity, selflessness and care shown by its members have been an inspiration and a source of light in the midst of the darkest days. John O'Dowd concluded.