Washington, May 27 .- The American organization Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) joined the call of different groups that in various parts of the world are asking to present the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban doctors.
Through a text published on its website, the Washington DC based ONG stated that it supports the campaign to grant the aforementioned award to the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics Henry Reeve, due to its valuable contribution to the well-being and medical care of millions of people, and shared a statement on the subject prepared by the International Committee Peace, Justice and Dignity to the Peoples.
The statement of the committee highlighted the high contribution of the Cuban brigade in confronting the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which more than 1,500 health professionals from the island were requested by twenty countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The statement also recalled the presence of Henry Reeve in Pakistan and Haiti after devastating earthquakes, and the extraordinary success against major epidemics such as Ebola in Africa.
Such actions demonstrate the great medical-scientific training, the capacity and experience to save lives in situations of disasters and serious epidemics, and express great values of altruism, solidarity and humanism.
The statement pointed out that the United States redoubles the blockade against the Caribbean country, prevents Cuba from even purchasing health supplies to confront the pandemic, and pressures other nations through a campaign of lies and slander against Cuban doctors.
Meanwhile, the small and besieged Cuba continues its heroic resistance, without leaving anyone abandoned, preserving its social conquests, its sovereignty and independence. (Text and Photo: PL)