Cuban Guests



We have invited three Cuban health care professionals to be with us in Washington. They will share with US audiences the consequences of the blockade in the health of the Cuban people and will also talk about the development of new Cuban-developed pharmaceuticals currently being used in Cuba and many other countries, but due to the blockade, these drugs are not available to U.S. citizens. Our Cuban guests have volunteered to also make themselves available to speak to groups and schools. The visiting Cuban medical professionals are:

Dr. Jesús de los Santos Renó Céspedes is Head of Pediatrics at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology in Havana, Cuba. He is a professor, researcher and specialist in Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Renó is also a member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.

Eduardo Gonzalez Copello is a Nurse Practitioner in Cuba specialized in STD, HIV/AIDS, and leprosy, and is teaching at several educational institutes in Cuba. In 2014, he went to West Africa where he worked with victims of Ebola.

Other Guests:

Leima Martinez Freire, North American Division of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

Yoandrys Ruiz, First Secretary of the Communist Youth Union from the province of Camaguey in Cuba.