Cuba and ALBA Lead Ebola Fight in Africa

Cuban Health Workers

When Cuba sent 165 Health Workers to West Africa on 2nd October 2014 to assist in the fight to combat Ebola, they gave not only great practical help but also exemplary leadership to the world.

The meeting in Havana of the ALBA countries to agree a plan to fight Ebola followed this. The plan included a number of measures to train health workers and build infrastructure in the ALBA countries to protect their own population as well as mobilising world support for the Africans.

The specialist Ebola unit went to Sierra Leone followed by 83 medical professionals who went to Liberia and Guinea. This brought the number of Cuban health workers fighting a range of diseases to 4000, winning praise from the Africans. Bolivia announced a donation of one million dollars and Venezuela sent money and resources.

As the US has concentrated its aid in using their military engineers to build Health Centres, Fidel Castro called on the US to cooperate in the anti- Ebola strategy by joining forces with Cuban doctors and nurses. There was no response initially but press criticism in New York resulted in a statement by Kerry that they would cooperate.

The world waits to see how they act!

The Workers’ Party Twitter Feed

Failure of government and employers to endure decent sick pay will lead to many more deaths. Trade Unions have set the standard by demanding sick pay and health and safety over the decades and particularly during this pandemic.
https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/sickpayforall-guarantee-decent-sick-pay-for-every-worker?source=mega1dec&link_id=5&can_id=9fb9b95d87117f29c7d59d315f881ea0&email_referrer=email_1008283___subject_1378083&email_subject=sick-pay-is-key-to-containing-the-spread-of-the-virus

EU Is still trying to rule Britain, Barnier tries demanding EU vessels have access to British waters otherwise there will be exclusion from EU markets; that there is a risk of a no deal. We must have sovereign rights over our fishing grounds.
https://youtu.be/fWs2fWr9T98

EU fishing company bosses talk about winning a game with respect to Britain's fishing waters; but the struggle over fishing rights is serious. Ask Venezuelans if defence of sovereignty is a game, or Palestinians whether gaining it is mere play.
https://youtu.be/zeCLLdzB8e0

The EU has realised that Brexit is no game; it is the serious desire of the British population. Countries are panicking about the prospect of no-deal, as it will hurt economies in ways they refused to accept. Britain has the upper hand. Get Brexit done!
https://youtu.be/QTJVoTd8UWg

Load More...


All text on this site is copyright The Workers' Party of Britain. Established 2006