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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:58 PM
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Cuban medical team services lauded (Pakistan)
ISLAMABAD, March 10: After working in adverse weather conditions for five months in the remotest areas of Azad Kashmir and the NWFP devastated by the October 8 earthquake, the Cuban Medical Brigade has taken the decision to leave.

The first group of Cuban professionals arrived in Pakistan on October 14. Today they are present in earthquake-hit Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot and Bagh.

As many as 2,386 doctors, paramedics and back-up staff between the ages of 19 and 71 have focussed day and night on relief.

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Some of them had never seen snow before because they come from a warm country and were playing in it like little children. Many never lived in tents before and only had the experience of working in proper hospitals. But these men and women have done a remarkable job the way they have served humanity.

Dawn
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:39 PM
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1. At least someone is willing to help my parents' country
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 03:32 PM
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4. Sorry that is was not the US which claims to be your allay.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 05:22 PM
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5. You do realize, don't you ...
the the US military operated a MASH hospital as part of our disaster relief - when we left last month we turned the entire thing over to the Pakistan government. We had a huge relief effort there.
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Terran1212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:39 PM
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6. I know all about it, but it's nice to see Cuba
Can do it without also securing a military dictatorship there at the same time.
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 01:32 PM
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7. Cuba had the largest medical relief op in Pakistan, not the US
US - in late, in with little.

Cuba- in early, in with a lot.



Viva Cuba!
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:08 PM
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8. You are kidding, right?
This is what the US military did

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2005/20051018_3079.h...

http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/2005/Pakistan /

The Cuban effort was outstanding and should be lauded but there is nothing here to criticize the US for.
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:21 PM
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9. No I'm not kidding.
Edited on Sun Mar-12-06 02:26 PM by Mika
The Henry Reeve medical brigade was the largest foreign medical relief unit there.

- NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS LEFT SUCH AN IMPRINT -
http://www.torontoforumoncuba.tyo.ca/?cat=1

-More than one million Pakistanis treated by Cuban doctors -
http://www.cuba-solidarity.org/news.asp?ItemID=659




BTW, the Henry Reeve medical brigade was named in honor of an American doctor.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:24 PM
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10. I didn't disagree with that ..
I disagreed with your comment about the US being too late with too little.

I think both countries have much to be proud of.
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:34 PM
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11. Umm.. I didn't use the words "too little, too late".
Just for the record.

Any help given should be respected, but, considering the availability of heavy lifting capability and vast resources of the US (not to mention the doubleplusgood diplomatic relations that the US & Pakistan have) compared to the size of Cuba and its economy as well as the lack of even a Cuban embassy in Pakistan, I stand by my comment.


USA* stands for brigades with bombs and war.

Cuba stands for brigades of doctors and teachers.


(* especially under Bush)
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 02:40 PM
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12. OK n/t
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-13-06 12:02 AM
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13. That is what I thought. thanks for the confirmation.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:18 AM
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2. one of the best medical emergency teams in the world
no wonder the world hates our government...we do every thing in our power to isolate cuba and the rest of the world accepts cuba`s unconditional help...god is this country morally bankrupt
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:32 AM
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3. Cuban doctors rock!
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