According to official data, Cuba has so far sent more than 2,600 members of the internationalist contingent Henry Reeve, specialized in disaster situations and serious epidemics, to 34 countries, organized in 34 brigades.
These are added to the more than 28 thousand Cuban health professionals who were in 59 nations before the appearance, in late 2019, of the SARS CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease that affects 184 countries from all latitudes.
The Henry Reeve medical brigade that left for Kuwait is made up of 96 doctors, 198 nurses and four specialists in other health areas, and will join another group of 36 professionals who are already serving in that Persian Gulf nation upon request from your government.
Meanwhile, 11 doctors and 10 nurses from 10 Cuban provinces traveled to Guinea Conakry, with which the largest of the Antilles increased its solidarity in the fight against Covid-19 in Africa, the first continent to receive Cuban medical collaboration 57 years ago. .
More than 70 social, political and union organizations in Europe and Latin America support the call to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades facing Covid-19 in various parts of the world.
Also politicians, intellectuals, journalists and citizens, among them academics Ignacio Ramonet and Salim Lamrani and deputy François-Michel Lambert, supported the demand to recognize the Cuban international contingent, created in 2005, with the Nobel.
A petition on the French portal MesOpinions.com, which has around 1,000 signatures, and a group on Facebook, with almost 2,500 members, accompany the platform in favor of granting this award to Cuban health professionals with a long history of solidarity in all latitudes.