Cubaminrex, Havana, December 25, 2020.- With their duty fulfilled, 16 Cuban doctors from the Henry Reeve Contingent arrived yesterday at the homeland, who were on a solidarity mission in Kenya, in the face of the health crisis generated by Covid-19.
Six months have passed since the doctors left for the sister country as one of the 55 Cuban brigades that provide humanitarian aid in 40 nations. Today, they are examples of altruism and solidarity for the Cuban people and the world.
It was that pride that marked the words of Cuban President Miguel Díaz- Canel Bermúdez, who, via videoconference, welcomed them: “With great satisfaction we received the Henry Reeve Contingent brigade that worked in Kenya since July 17. Returns to homeland after successfully fulfill the mission of attending to that sister country to the emergence of covid-19 ".
The President explained that, after they complete the necessary quarantine, he will meet with the collaborators to exchange about their experiences.
In that African geography they worked together with Kenyan colleagues at the Kenyatta Hospital, a national reference, with a capacity of 650 beds. There they performed 9,705 medical care, of them 1,053 to seriously ill patients, processed 402 complementary exams and 552 dialysis were performed. Together with the management team of the Hospital, they participated in counseling activities for workers.