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More than 71,000 individuals receive home delivery of Family Care Services. Photo: Dunia Álvarez

No one has been left unprotected over 100 days of COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Differentiated attention for at-risk households and temporary monetary benefits for vulnerable segments of the population were provided, including salary guarantees for workers obliged to stay home to protect their health. Older adults living alone, individuals with disabilities, the mentally ill and persons with chronic diseases, mothers of young children, pregnant women, ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign condemns US threats to Cuban medical internationalism

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 July 2020

02.07.2020: Statement by the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign in response to US threats to medical cooperation programmes The Cuba Solidarity Campaign condemns the ongoing campaign by the US government to undermine Cuba’s international medical cooperation programmes. The most recent manifestation of this is the bill introduced by republican senators Rick ... read more

Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on Cuban Medical Brigades

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The provision of specialised health care through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigades has not only augmented the scarce medical resources of OECS Member States but has provided assurance to the general populations of the region’s capacity to fight and manage COVID-19. Four hundred and seventy-three (473) Cuban ... read more

Cuban doctors returning from Italy

Republican senators present a bill to punish countries working with Cuban medical brigades

News from Cuba | Sunday, 21 June 2020

Three republican senators in the United States have are sponsoring a bill which aims to punish countries which accept Cuban medical missions. Senator Rick Scott (FL), along with Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and Senator Ted Cruz (TX), introduced the Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act to the US Senate on ... read more

Tonight at 6.30pm: What we learnt from Cuba – leading the fight for global health equity

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 June 2020

What can a small Caribbean island teach the world about health care and equity? Monday 22 June, 6.30-8pm Log in details and questions for speakers: Questions for speakers: If you would like to submit a question for the meeting please send it before 3pm this afternoon to Zoom meeting link Meeting ID: 949 ... read more

Coronavirus updates: reports on Cuba’s international response to COVID-19

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 June 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus On the 15th June, Cuba itself had confirmed 2,262 cases of coronavirus, 1,965 of whom had recovered and 84 who had died. A further 380 people were under observation in hospital. By the end of May, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's emergency appeal had raised ... read more

Cuba announces post-Covid-19 recovery plan as cases fall

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 June 2020

The Cuban President appeared on national television on Thursday 11 June to give the Cuban people details of the island’s plans for de-escalation from Covid-19 quarantine and control measures. In a two hour broadcast on the ‘Round Table’ current affairs programme, the Cuban leader and other government ministers explained how three ... read more

The homeland opens its heart

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The 52 members of the Henry Reeve medical brigade, who departed for northern Italy last March 21 to join the COVID-19 battle there, set foot on Cuban soil last night. The applause, with which Cuban doctors are rewarded every night for their tireless battle against the virus that threatens us today, ... read more

Closing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Reina Paula, a saleswoman at Havana’s La Epoca supermarket, said the same day that a worker tested positive for the coronavirus, local authorities sent the rest of the staff in a fleet of state vehicles to isolation facilities for testing. Healthcare providers traced their relatives and sent them into quarantine, ... read more

Cuba sets example with successful programme to contain coronavirus

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 June 2020

Every morning from 8am to 11 family doctor Liz Caballero winds through twisting alleys and ducks under washing lines in Havana’s Vedado district. She interviews families sharing crumbling art deco mansions and works her way through Soviet-style apartment blocks. She’s looking for signs. “It’s not uncommon for us to go door ... read more