Wednesday, March 10, 2010

UN Chief in Haiti Praises Cuban Doctors Work


Edmond Mulet, head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) described as extraordinary the work of Cuban doctors in that Caribbean country hit by an earthquake last January 12.

"These professionals work in every corner of Haiti, in an extraordinary manner, with dedication and love, often in difficult conditions, really terrible ones," the UN official said in statements made to Prensa Latina news agency at the UN headquarters.

Mulet highlighted the committed efforts of the Cuban Health professionals despite the prevailing conditions in the Caribbean nation, and added they were admirable.

He recalled that the Cubans have been helping Haiti prior to the earhquake, and that their presence and solidarity have been going on for years. On his relation with the medical brigade he said that the UN mission maintains cordial relations with the doctors, who, he stressed, are self-sufficient and do their work.

At the time of the quake some 400 Cubans were working in the health sector in Haiti, rising to nearly 1 500 at this moment, including Haitians that were studying Medicine in Cuba.

The contingent also includes professionals from 22 Latin America and the Caribbean nations and seven U.S. graduates in the Latin American Medical School in Cuba.

Mulet assumed command of MINUSTAH to replace the Tunisian Hedi Annabi, who died during the earthquake along with his deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa, and Commissioner of UN police in Haiti, the Canadian Doug Coates, concluded Prensa Latina.

Source: Escambray

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