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Healthcare Without BordersUnderstanding Cuban Medical Internationalism$
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John M. Kirk

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061054

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061054.001.0001

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Cuba’s International Disaster Responses

Cuba’s International Disaster Responses

From 1960s Chile to the 2005 Henry Reeve Brigade

(p.118) 5 Cuba’s International Disaster Responses
Healthcare Without Borders

John M. Kirk

University Press of Florida

Cuba’s record in responding to natural disasters and emergencies is examined, from 1960 to the present. The formation of the specially trained Henry Reeve Brigade when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 (to respond to such emergencies) is analysed. Case histories of some of the responses are studied.

Keywords:   Henry Reeve, Natural disasters, Emergencies, Emergency response, Hurricane Katrina

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