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Japanese academician joins the world's demand to nominate Cuban medical contingent for Nobel Peace Prize

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 6 (ACN) The Japanese academician Kudo Masahiro joined the personalities from all over the world who are claiming the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics Henry Reeve, from Cuba.

A tweet from the Cuban Friendship Institute refers that Masahiro highlighted in his nomination the solidarity path with the world of the Cuban brigades that compose the contingent.

Kudo Masahiro is professor emeritus of the Tokyo University of Technology and president of the Japan-Cuba Friendship Association.

Last December, also from Japan, academician Yasuhiro Tokoro formally nominated the medical contingent for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021, praising its humanitarian work.

The Henry Reeve Contingent was created on September 19, 2005 by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in response to the damage caused by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, United States.

According to official data, since then brigades of Cuban medical professionals have saved more than 90,000 lives in dozens of countries, including the fight against Ebola in Africa and cholera in Haiti.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite the US government's discrediting campaigns, more than 4,000 Cuban doctors, nurses and technicians, organized in 53 brigades, have assisted 39 affected countries and territories.


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