Group of Cuban Health Collaborators Returns from Haiti

Havana, Mar 15. -Some 130 Cuban health workers with the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade specializing in disasters and serious epidemics returned home after working four months in Haiti fighting cholera.

Granma newspaper reported Tuesday on the pride of those volunteers for having reduced the mortality rate from that disease to 0.38 percent in Haiti.

After welcoming 52 physicians at the Jose Marti International Airport, Public Health Minister Roberto Morales talked about the professionalism of those health workers and presented certificates of recognition for their unconditional support to that Caribbean nation.

Other members of the brigade had already been honored with similar certificates in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba by the Party first secretary, Lazaro Exposito.

Dr. Lazaro Gustavo Roque highlighted the accurate idea of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when he said that to mitigate the epidemic it was necessary to mobilize human resources from the medical brigade and graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine. (Prensa Latina)