HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 5 (ACN) The Cuban medical brigade that served in the Commonwealth of Dominica in the confrontation with COVID-19 returned to Cuba after six months of solidarity work in that neighboring country.
The group made up of 35 health specialists from the internationalist Henry Reeve contingent treated 4,627 patients, saved 52 lives and carried out 23,997 nursing procedures.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, 65.7 percent of those collaborators had previously met internationalist mission in Venezuela, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry, Pakistan and Haiti.
Since the beginning of the COVI-19 pandemic, 52 Henry Reeve brigades have collaborated with 39 countries to contain contagions and save lives, and 43 of them are currently active in 33 nations.
A total of 2,523 Cuban health collaborators, 1,435 of whom treat positive cases for COVID-19, have assisted 615,165 patients and saved 13,590 lives in nations that have required their services.
Several organizations and personalities from around the world promote the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize of the Henry Reeve International Medical Contingent Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.