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Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Endorses Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Endorses “Days of Action Against the Blockade”

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Momentum is building for next month’s “Days of Action Against the Blockade” with the announcement last week that National Nurses United – the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, with more than 150,000 members – has endorsed our campaign.


Five American graduates of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) have also agreed to join invited Cuban health professionals in Washington September 11-16, 2017, to raise awareness about the U.S. blockade of Cuba, which has long endangered the lives of Cubans and Americans.

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A family’s missions

By Alina Perera Robbio on August 11, 2017

Every member readily entrusts their lives to the protection of their compatriots. From left to right: Alberto Ortiz, Sandier Pérez, Milaidis Auty, Yanara Guirola, Roberto Aguilera, and Alexis Ginarte. Photo: Alina Perera Robbio

Defined by their resistance and hope, six Cuban professionals at a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center share their experiences of working in Venezuela

Every member readily entrusts their lives to the protection of their compatriots. From left to right: Alberto Ortiz, Sandier Pérez, Milaidis Auty, Yanara Guirola, Roberto Aguilera, and Alexis Ginarte. Photo: Alina Perera Robbio
Yaracuí, Venezuela.– Thousands of books, testament to a venerable work of patience, commitment and courage, could be written from the experiences of every Cuban collaborator working far away from their families, to help people all over the world.

Each one I meet has important stories to tell.

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A beacon of fraternity, solidarity and collectivity

By Nuria Barbosa León on August 8, 2017

To the left: Claudia A. Tavares Olivera, from Cape Verde, and Rasha Khalil, from Jordan,  Photo: Manuel Correa

To offer health and hope around the world is among the missions of the more than 28,500 doctors from 103 countries who have graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which this year held its 13th graduation.

This beautiful project of fraternity, solidarity, and justice was founded in 1998 on the initiative of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. According to the most recent graduates, interviewed by Granma International, they have been imbued with a spirit of collectivity, humanism, and scientific rigor.

Narciso Paucca Cancho, from Ayacucho, Peru, emphasized the efforts of the school’s teachers, who gave their time to help students overcome any difficulties. “In the moments on duty and in consultation, they teach us to draw on emotional strengths to provide encouragement to patients and to know how to respond with hope to those who are in the terminal phase of an illness.”

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Countdown to 2017 Days of Action Against the Blockade of Cuba in Washington DC You can help!

We’re busy preparing for this year’s “Days of Action Against the Blockade” (Sept. 11-16, 2017), which begins in Washington in 34 days!

Our focus this year is on health care:
On how the blockade against Cuba has endangered the health of Cubans and Americans.
On how healthcare can be a basic human rights for all Cubans but still a pay-for-it privilege for Americans.
On how we can work together to end the blockade against Cubans and support universal health care for Americans.
Organized by the International Committee as part of the International Campaign for a Just U.S. Policy towards Cuba, the week will include meetings between Cuban health professionals and their American counterparts, as well as a number of American graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM). There will also be public events, and committee members and friends will be doing some selective advocacy work on Capitol Hill.

Check HERE for the latest schedule of events.

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Distinguished experts gather for international course on dengue

ACN on August 7, 2017

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HAVANA.– Recognized Cuban and international experts are gathering in Havana today through the 18th, at the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, for an update on the current situation of dengue and other arboviral illnesses.

The objective of the XV International Course on Dengue is for doctors, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, healthcare administrators, and academics, among other Cuban and international professionals, to discuss the most important issues regarding diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, including along with dengue, zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

According to the IPK, those who have confirmed their participation include experts from the Pan American and World Health Organizations, Sylvain Aldighieri, Mathieu Bangert, Haroldo Becerra, Marcos Espinal, Florence Fouques, Leticia Franco, and Gamaliel Gutiérrez.

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