Embacuba Zambia, 31 March 2020. With a life expectancy at birth of 79.7 years in 2019, infant mortality of 5.0 per 1,000 live births, the elimination of 11 immune-preventable diseases and malaria in the early 1970s and, more recently, having been the first country in the world to certify the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV / AIDS and congenital syphilis, Cuba constitutes a case study of high interest to all.
The Mast, 27 March 2020. FORMER Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the Cuban government and its people are giving the world an example of solidarity.
In a letter to Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel, Lula said he was writing to express the emotion he felt upon seeing the image of Cuban doctors arriving in Italy to help the victims of the coronavirus pandemic in that country. Lula said it was in times of crisis that people came to know the truly great. “Once again the government and people of Cuba are giving the world an example of solidarity, overcoming all barriers, be they economic, geographical or political in nature,” Lula said.
Cuban Doctors Head to Italy to Battle Coronavirus
By Reuters March 22, 2020. HAVANA — Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy. The Caribbean island has sent its "armies of white robes" to disaster sites around the world largely in poor countries since its 1959 revolution. Its doctors were in the front lines in the fight against cholera in Haiti and against ebola in West Africa in the 2010s.