Saturday, a team of 37 doctors and three additional surgical teams
arrived in Haiti to reinforce the work of the islandís Henry Reeve
medical brigade for emergency situations that is currently proving
medical services in the Haitian capital.
The 37 doctors are Haitian graduates from the Caribbean School of
Medicine in Santiago de Cuba who immediately began providing health
care in parks, concentration points and shelters for people who lost
The specialists are providing primary health care and implementing
preventive measures against infections while more complex cases are
sent to hospitals.
More than 500 Haitian doctors have graduated in Cuba and 200 of them
are currently working in their country and training to become
specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine.
Cuba has had over 400 doctors stationed in most Haitian communities
for years offering free medical services. Cuban doctors were first
on the scene in Port-au-Prince, setting up a tent hospital to serve
the wounded adjacent to the collapsed 700-bed national hospital.
Cuban medical staff has done the same in small towns and communities
near the Haitian capital.