The first Henry Reeve Contingent medical brigade made up only of women arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on May 1 to help combat COVID-19.
The group’s coordinator, Yaquelín Ramírez Díaz, said that they will work with the professionalism that characterizes them and that they will face the pandemic along with another brigade that is providing services in that Caribbean nation.
In Trinidad and Tobago, they will work in the intensive care services. They have received courses on the behavior of the COVID-19, the necessary protection measures and the protocol to follow.
Since the pandemic began, Cuba has sent 25 brigades totaling more than 2,000 doctors and health workers to different countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including Italy, Andorra, South Africa, Qatar, Angola, Honduras, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Grenada and Belize.