Stockholm, June 4 - The Swedish campaign to support vaccination in Cuba against COVID-19 contributed around 18 thousand euros in its first three weeks, the president of the Swedish-Cuban Solidarity Association, Zoltan Tiroler, said today.
In statements to Prensa Latina, he specified that two transfers had already been sent, one for about six thousand euros and another for 12 thousand, to the MediCuba Switzerland entity, an organization in contact with island authorities for the purchase of supplies in the sector of health, one of the hardest hit by almost 60 years of the US blockade.
Our goal is to keep the campaign activated on May 10 until the end of June and raise another 10,000 euros, stressed Tiroler.
The donations made so far by the Swedish-Cuban Solidarity Association and citizens are equivalent to 225 thousand syringes and needles.
The Government of the Caribbean country plans to immunize the entire population before the end of the year with its own vaccines, including Abdala and Soberana 02, biological preparations already administered to one million people in health interventions.
According to Tiroler, supporting this effort in the midst of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States represents the priority of the association that he presides, which has subsidiaries scattered throughout the Scandinavian nation.
The Swedish Association with this initiative joined other similar ones in Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom to send syringes and needles to the island or to support the purchase of these resources. (Text and photo: PL)