Cuba's Henry Reeve Medical Brigade Proposed as Candidate for Nobel Peace Prize 2015

Edited by Ivan Martínez
2015-02-04 10:39:23


Norway, Feb. 3 (RHC)-- The Annual Conference of Norway trade unions, gathered in Trondheim, approved to propose Cuba's Henry Reeve International Brigade of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics as candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 2015.

Addressing the meeting, Cuban Ambassador to the European nation María Esther Fiffe highlighted the heroic work carried out by the members of this medical brigade, which has gained worldwide acknowledgement and respect.

In response to Hurricane Katrina, Cuba assembled 1,586 doctors to offer to assist the United States. The offer was declined, and in September, 2005 Cuban leader Fidel Castro created the Henry Reeves international brigade, named after a young American, who died while fighting for Cuba's independence against Spanish colonial rule during the Ten Years' War.

Doctors with the Henry Reeve brigade have been deployed to assist disaster victims in many countries around the world, including Haiti, Indonesia and Chile. More than 250 Cuban collaborators from the Henry Reeve Medical Contingent have been working since October 2014 in six Ebola treatment centers in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with recognized results.


  • Gary Thompson's gravatar
    Gary Thompson
    10/07/2015 03:39 am

    Live human study taking place in Ontario Canada. Training ten's of thousands of laypersons to give chest compressions only specific to respiratory emergency. June 1st Report “Prescription for Life” a misnomer if chest compressions only is taught; the worst thing you could do to any respiratory emergency patient Click 'For more resources on overdose in Ontario click here' A Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council video - Michael Parkinson et al, he is Co-author this report. Michael and I go back to 2011, he preaching chest compression’s only in Waterloo and me trying to stop it. Phoned him June 4th "Gary as you see we did not mention resuscitation" Why the video's and hyperlinks to contraindicated protocols?? "Eyes Wide Open" Quote "My childhood friend was completely blue, started with chest compression's did not seem to do much good" Correct you are quickening Wade’s death, Joe took the training 3 days before. This video was added middle of June, still no mention of respiratory assist? Chief paramedic & and M.D. mention all the signs of respiratory emergency. "911 Naloxone" Peterborough teaches chest compressions only as does Waterloo; Toronto; Ottawa etc. Quote from above protocol “Give Naloxone if it is available” Question if not available chest compressions only!! September 2008 Waterloo resuscitation for respiratory emergency has never changed RESCUE BREATHING Finally a hyperlinked video respiratory assist “LIVE! Using Injectable Naloxone to Reverse Opiate Overdose” People wake up the more trained the more likely a family member may be killed with Ontario’s protocol. One in six admitted to hospital is a respiratory emergency; 15,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests/year in Ontario. A lot less are sudden witnessed, the only time chest compression's only is call upon, blood is still oxygenated. Over a million respiratory emergencies/year in Ontario. Doctors and paramedics can misdiagnosis the cause of the respiratory emergency, but they know straight away its respiratory not cardiac arrest. Blue (cyanosis; etc.) heart is beating, give rescue breathes colour returns to normal plus blood chemistry normalizes. Every second you withhold the air from someone every cell, tissue and organ is dying lack of oxygen, especially the brain. Anyone with a compromised immune system that suffers any respiratory emergency and does not receive prompt rescue breathing, the pre-existing condition is compounded. Medical info & moderated comments 13-14 etc. Cardiac arrest from poisoning is a different ANIMAL than simple cardiac arrest Read comment Small World Labs (my response in red) AHA & ILCOR Opioid overdose response education plus Public Health's training literature. EXPERT ADVISORS Dr. Peter Selby; Deb Matthews; Kathleen Wynne & Dr. Eric Hoskins. Response Dr. Selby (My attachments were the CPR guidelines Read them Dr. Selby ); no reply from politicians to date. CAMH admits Naloxone may not work, give rescue breaths, ASAP. These clinicians need help, phone the WORKS 277 Victoria Street 416-392-0520 Mon-Fri 10-5pm. Nurses have stopped giving mass trainings, are sick of teaching this contraindication? Walking training is still taking place. Another Toronto Public Health training video Acute Respiratory Failure Please reply Don’t Forget the Magic Gary Thompson 718-77 Finch Ave East Toronto ON M2N 6H8 647-864-6609

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