Cuban Doctors in Forefront of Haiti’s Fight Against Cholera

As Haiti’s fight against cholera continues, it appears Cuban doctors are leading the way when it comes to aid.
Over the last two years, Haiti’s earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic have ravished the country’s population, but doctors from Cuba have never waned in their medical support for the country.
More than 476,000 people in Haiti have been sickened by cholera, and 6,600 people have  died. The United Nations has called this the highest rate of cholera in the world.
Since Haiti’s cholera outbreak began, the Cuban mission has treated more than 76,000 cases of the disease, with 272 deaths.
With help from donors and diplomats, the Cuban medical mission has been able to stay in Haiti and treat those affected by cholera, and continue their efforts to improve the country’s health care system.
After the January 2010 earthquake that destroyed large sections of Haiti, Cuban medical missions were among the first sent to help. Cuba generally asks countries  they aid to pay about $2,500 a month for each doctor they send, but Haiti is not being charged anything.

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