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Latin America has been at the forefront in bringing medical aid to fight Ebola. For example, the Cuban medical brigade is crucial to the stopping of the transmission of Ebola in Western Africa.
Our correspondent, Oskar Epelde, has more details.
165 Cuban highly skilled health professionals who will participate in the struggle against Ebola are training daily to get used to work with the PPS.
“i was trained in Cuba and now we have been training daily for the past 15 to 18 days.”
“The goal is to guarantee our own protection. I am here representing Cuba in Africa”
“I am a member of the doctor and nurse brigade which is here to help stop as quickly as possible the Ebola outbreak that is striking this country and to help all the people of Sierra Leone who need our assistance”
“We believe that our help may lead to the recovery of many of the people who are sick and even to stop the outbreak”
I am here to fulfill my duty … we are all brothers
“I am here with my colleagues in order to fulfill our duty to the country. We decided to come here on a voluntary basis to work with our colleagues from Africa. We are all brothers and I have been feeling supported. We all feel supported; we were informed about the conditions in this country and how to face such a difficult situation through which Africa is going. Today we are here, just like we were in Pakistan, in Haiti, Bhutan, in the Pacific region, Eastern Timor, Central America, South America and the Caribbean and in many countries of Africa.
We are asking for nothing in return. We are only doing it for solidarity. Against Ebola, we shall overcome!!”
One of the most delicate moments in which no mistakes are allowed is after the working session when they have to take off their uniforms.
Following the steps one by one, the members of the brigade are confident that every one of them will stay alive.
No date has been established yet, but, in a few days, the Cuban brigade will have the mission to stop the transmission of the Ebola virus.
Oskar Epelde, Freetown Sierra Leone, TeleSur.
Source: TeleSur Cuban doctors proud to risk their lives