On his bed in the intensive care unit of Pepe Portilla Pediatric Hospital, where he has lived the last two years and seven months, King Dennys Santiesteban shows me his collection of toy dinosaurs.
This October 10 we will be celebrating the World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness and mobilize the population about issues related to mental health. On this occasion, the day will focus on suicide prevention.
Cuba is an example of care of patients with mental illnesses and is recognized internationally for its work for the patient recovering and the use of occupational therapy.
Cuba’s government confirmed on Wednesday that they have sent a number of doctors and teachers to areas of the Bahamas which have been hit by Hurricane Dorian. The Cuban workers will assist local authorities in emergency relief, though they will also stay afterwards to help rebuild the country’s medical and education services in the affected areas.
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The work of internationalist Cuban doctors
Touching testimonies from humble people who in some cases received health care for the first time; from the doctors themselves about their experiences in the humanitarian mission, and from their colleagues and authorities in different countries.
Cuban doctors fighting Ebola in Africa
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When it comes to inventing reports and receiving money for this service, there are always some impostors or mercenaries ready to lend themselves to the task of fabricating lies in print.
Only two elements are needed: that the United States pays and one or several appear with an appetite for alms, willing to do the job.
As a health professional formed by the revolution in the teachings of Martí, Che and Fidel, I believe in altruism, in humanism and internationalism, which constitute the essence of medical education in my country, asserting what it will express Jose Marti: “Helping the one who needs it is not only part of duty, but of happiness”.
Thousands of collaborators fulfill the internationalist duty in all the Venezuelan geography and the difficulties do not prevent the fulfillment of our mission, having the involuntariness as a principle.
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