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Monday, November 16, 2020

Dutch support Nobel Peace Prize request for Cuban medical brigade



Amsterdam, Nov. 16.- Dutch organizations and health professionals expressed their support for the international request to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical contingent Henry Reeve, a position that was appreciated today by the island's embassy.

In recent weeks, in the Netherlands there were expressions of appreciation to Cuban doctors, nurses and technicians who with their contribution to the fight against Covid-19 give continuity to 15 years of contingent work in dozens of countries hit by natural disasters and epidemics, the argument used to propose it for the Nobel 2021.

Notable among the actions is the nomination sent to the Nobel Prize Committee by Dr. Paul Jonas, who in his capacity as assistant professor at the University of Leiden Medical Center submitted the application.

The doctor and professor in recent statements to Prensa Latina described Cuban health professionals as an example for humanity due to their selflessness and solidarity.

They also added their support to the petition by Buurtzorg, the largest family nurse organization in the country; the Netherlands Foundation for Humanitarian Aid to the Antilles (FAHA), the Community Association of Ethio - Cubans in Europe and the Netherlands ProCuba Foundation.

FAHA said in a statement that the Henry Reeve medical brigades deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their rapid response to the aid needs of other nations in the current Covid-19 scenario and for the human warmth that distinguishes their members.

For their part, Ethiopians living on Dutch soil recalled their love for Cuba and the years of study in the largest of the Antilles, where they learned about the solidarity that their doctors spread around the planet today, which explains the worldwide clamor to recognize them. with the prestigious award.

The Netherlands ProCuba Foundation and its creator, Willem Veldhoven, also highlighted the contribution of the island's health professionals and in particular the Henry Reeve contingent, activated in 2005 by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to attend other towns.

The Cuban embassy in the Netherlands thanked the solidarity, the traditional support and the friendship shown by many people with the Caribbean nation.

The invaluable support provided by Dutch organizations and friends has been broad and diverse in the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for the island's medical brigades, he stressed in a press release. (Text and photo: PL)