Those who did everything possible to discredit and prevent Cuban medical cooperation during Donald Trump's administration must have been surprised to hear the information provided by Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, Director of Cuba's Central Unit for Medical Cooperation, when he said that 25 brigades with some 2,500 Cuban collaborators are still fighting COVID-19 around the world. Dr. Jorge said that in the last six decades, and in spite of the U.S. blockade, Cuban health professionals have treated nearly one third of the global population.
Likewise, over 14 million surgeries and 4 million deliveries have been performed, and around 9 million people’s lives have been saved on several continents.
To date, when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause thousands of deaths every day, more than 30,400 Cuban health professionals are working in 66 countries, distributed in permanent medical brigades and the Henry Reeve Contingent, which in response to a number of governments, arrived for the first time in Europe and is still providing aid in dozens of countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
A total of 56 brigades have been trained in the last year to fight Sars-Cov-2, almost half of which are still active.
Moreover, Cuban medical cooperation has been present during crucial moments in Pakistan, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Algeria. And if we go back to 1960, we might recall that an emergency team went to Chile to help the victims of a great earthquake that affected the southern region of Valdivia.
Shame on those belonging to the Miami anti-Cuban mafia who introduced themselves as Donald Trump’s allies, and tried to discredit Cuban doctors at all costs.
Just one thing to say, time is relentless and the truth will make it’s way to unmask those who in Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia, during the coup d'état, played on behalf of Mike Pompeo, Marco Rubio and other anti-Cuban personalities.