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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 Role in Haiti

Cuba’s Role in Haiti

Hurricanes, an Earthquake, and Cholera

(p.189) 8 Cuba’s Role in Haiti
Healthcare Without Borders

John M. Kirk

University Press of Florida

Cuba has had a large medical presence in Haiti since 1998, when Hurricane Georges devastated the country. Cuba responded by sending hundreds of medical staff to help with emergency medical support. It has also trained over a thousand Haitians to become doctors. Some 300 Cuban doctors remained there, and were present when the earthquake struck in 2010. This chapter analyses their role during that tragic period. A year later a cholera outbreak resulted, and again Cuban medical personnel played a major role in bringing it under control. An overview of the Cuban role is provided, and an assessment of 15 years of medical support is provided.

Keywords:   Earthquake, Hurricanes, Cholera, Cuban medical personnel, Hurricane Georges

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