US Actor Danny Glover extols Cuba's medical solidarity

The solidarity built by Cuban internationalism is the kind of expression necessary in communities everywhere, renowned US actor Danny Glover said on Tuesday, when speaking about Cuba's medical collaboration.

At a webinar organized by Cuba solidarity networks in the United States and Canada, the actor pointed out that the Caribbean island's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, by sending medical brigades to more than a score of countries, started 60 years ago.

In that regard, Glover referred to the Literacy Campaign after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and the development of other educational programs that allowed training the human resources necessary to develop Cuba's public health system.

The actor in such films as The Color Purple and Lethal Weapon noted that Cuba has also devoted its efforts to professional training in the field of health in other countries, and he particularly mentioned the work of the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.

Glover recalled his presence last year in a graduation ceremony from that higher-education center, which has trained nearly 30,000 young people from more than 100 countries, including more than 200 students from the United States, who 'are proud of having learned in Cuba and teaching those lessons to their communities.'

The US activist is one of the world-renowned figures who support a worldwide campaign to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Situations of Disasters and Serious Epidemics.

During his speech, Glover noted that all achievements made by Cuba's health system and its international solidarity are possible thanks to the existence of great political will.

That idea was backed up by Cuban Ambassador to the US Jose Ramon Cabañas, who stated that his country regards health as a human right, not as merchandise that can be sold or bought, so the Government has the commitment to provide that service free of charge.

According to the diplomat, it is also expressed in Cuba's international medical cooperation, which is based on the country's historic principles. 'We are a people who give, and we will continue to give health,' he noted.

Cabañas also referred to the great challenge posed by the US-imposed blockade against Cuba, which not only affects the people, but also US citizens, and highlighted the potentialities of collaboration between the two countries if that obstacle did not exist.

Both Glover and Cabañas referred to the possibility of building a better future if the nations work together, and Glover noted the importance that citizens build the international solidarity necessary to save humankind.

(CubavsBloqueo- Prensa Latina)

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