Work of Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti
The Work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti is only second to none.
Among the many donor nations that helped Haiti in treating the earthquake victims, the name of Cuba with its medical teams will always remain at the forefront. They were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck. A medical brigade of 1,200 Cubans with its doctors and nurses had operated all over earthquake-torn and cholera-infected Haiti, they worked non-stop, day and night, with operating rooms open 18 hours a day which could easily put US efforts to shame. The Cuban Medical Brigade is a part of Fidel Castro's international medical mission. It has won the hearts of many socialist and underprivileged nations, but little international recognition.