More Cuban Health Professionals to Haiti

Digital newspaper of Sancti Spiritus province, Cuba A new group of 60 Cuban health professionals belonging to the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Situations of Disaster and Serious Epidemics arrived Thursday in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, to join the Cuban Medical Brigade battling against the cholera outbreak in this impoverished Caribbean nation.

The Brigade now has a total of 1,295 members: 515 doctors, 447 nurses, 244 technicians and 89 support medical personnel.

Up to December 23rd, the Cuban and Latin American volunteer health corps has saved the lives of more than 44,000 Haitians suffering from cholera, while achieving a reduction to 0.61 percent of the death rate of patients treated.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic confirmed on Thursday nine additional cases of cholera, raising the total of cholera patients in that country to 82.


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