and Norway Sign Agreement to Help Haiti
HAVANA, Cuba, July 13 (ACN)
Cuba and Norway signed on Thursday in this capital a
triangular agreement for the implementation of the third
program of humanitarian aid for Haiti, a nation devastated
by an earthquake in 2010.
The document was
signed by Hohn Petter Opdahl, Norwegian ambassador to Cuba,
and Marcia Cobas and Ileana NuŮez, the islandís deputy
ministers for Public Health and Foreign Trade and
The two nations ratified their commitment to increase the
quality of health services for the Haitian people, which has
also suffered as a result of floods and cholera epidemics,
among other evils.
The Cuban officials and Jean Victor Geneus, Haitiís
ambassador to Havana, thanked Norway for its cooperation
dedicated to maintain sustainability in order to prevent a
devastating epidemic of cholera and of transmissible
diseases, as well as strengthening medical assistance
services in isolated places.
The agreement will favor the execution of an 800,000
dollar-financing, in order to continue consolidating the
work of the Cuban Medical Brigades in these tasks.
Geneus expressed his gratitude towards Cuba for the presence
of health professionals in his country, who were also
present there in 1998 after the passage of Hurricane George,
Norway is among the first countries in the world giving
donations to Haiti, said ambassador Opdahl.