Cuban Embassy in Liberia starts activities for "Africa Day".

Monrovia, May 13, 2020 - On the occasion of "Africa Day", the Cuban Embassy in Liberia commemorates the work carried out by members of the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Confronting Disasters and Serious Epidemics "Henry Reeve".

With their selfless work, these professionals have earned the recognition, love and respect of millions of human beings on the planet.

This Contingent, constituted on September 19, 2005 by the historical leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, has offered its cooperation in countries that have suffered catastrophes, great scourges of hurricanes, floods and natural phenomena, as well as epidemics that have constituted true natural and social disasters; saving lives all over the world.

In Liberia, it carried out one of the largest medical operations ever on the African continent, the fight against the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, where Cuban aid workers, without a doubt, were a key player in the fight against this major outbreak, arriving in the country when Ebola was at its most prevalent.

The Liberian people are very grateful to the angels in white. We are still receiving expressions of gratitude from government and health authorities in the country.

Cuba was the first country in the world to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014, thus continuing the historic line of cooperation that Commander in Chief Fidel Castro built between Cuba and the African continent.

In the afternoon, the documentary "For Life" was screened. This material contains unpublished images provided by Cuban collaborators who faced the Ebola virus in West Africa from October 2014 to May 2015.

 

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