Norway Post: Norwegian emergency aid to Haiti
31 October 2010 | 03:37 | FOCUS News Agency
Oslo. Norway is intensifying its cooperation with Cuban doctors in Haiti, the Norway Post disclosed. An additional NOK 5 million (USD 850 000) has been allocated for cholera medicine and equipment.
The new agreement focuses on measures to address the outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
Minister of the Environment an International Development Erik Solheim commented, “I am pleased that we are increasing our cooperation with Cuba in Haiti. The outbreaks of cholera we are now seeing demonstrate how vulnerable the Haitian population is. By channelling support via the Cuban doctors, we can reach out to those who are suffering.”
The agreement between Cuba and Norway is a follow-up of the agreement on health cooperation that was concluded immediately after the earthquake in January.
For many years, Cuba has played an important role in the Haitian health service. Today, more than 930 Cuban doctors and other health workers are working all over the country, and more than 500 Haitian doctors have been trained in Cuba at no cost.”