Santiago de Chile, 20 Aug (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and the Original Peoples will present tomorrow the national campaign in support of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Henry Reeve medical brigade.
This was reported today in this capital city in a virtual press conference with members of different groups that are part of that group, from cities such as Viña del Mar, Temuco, Talca, Ovalle, Coyhaique and this capital city, as well as unions and other organizations.
The launch of the campaign, called Médicos y no bombas (Doctors not Bombs), which joins an international one, originally promoted from France, will have the participation of local artists and as a guest the Cuban troubadour Karel Leyva.
It will be transmitted from 19:00 local time, by the social networks of the Chilean Movement of Solidarity with Cuba in Facebook and Youtube in nobelbrigadacubana.chile.
Elisabeth Molina, spokesperson for the organization, said that the objective is to promote the presentation of this award to this group of health specialists, for the valuable and vast work of more than 3,400 professionals, organized in 38 brigades, which have been in 31 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.
She said that this work has been essential in supporting the efforts of the countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Molina read a statement in which she recalled that after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, intense work was done to train health personnel, scientists and researchers, whose achievements have transcended their borders.
This has allowed more than 407,000 Cuban health workers to carry out missions in 164 countries, attending, operating and saving the lives of thousands of people, victims of epidemics and natural disasters. As part of this contribution, on September 19, 2005, the Henry Reeve Brigades were formed.
She pointed out that Chileans also received the fraternal hand of the Henry Reeve Brigade in 2010, on the occasion of the earthquake that hit the country, with two field hospitals in the cities of Rancagua and Chillán, and in 2014, in the northern region of Atacama, attending to the victims of intense flooding.
The objective of the campaign is not only to recognize the solidarity of the medical brigades in Chile and the world, but also to highlight the high human and internationalist values that inspire it, and even to confront the blockade against Cuba by the United States.
She also added that she invites social, union, cultural, political and educational leaders, scientists and authorities of the native peoples to join her, promoting this initiative among their associates.
(Taken from PL)