Cuba’s medical brigades fight the pandemic

first_imgSocialist Cuba embodies the spirit of international solidarity by its constant medical aid to countries around the world, especially those impacted by imperialism. This is not just an empty phrase. The true meaning of solidarity is shown every day by teams of Cuban health care workers — the doctors and nurses who have brought their skills and dedication to other Caribbean countries, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and even to Europe.Since 1998, Cuban doctors and nurses have gone to Haiti to assist in health emergencies and after disasters.            Credit: TelesurWhen governments request help in medical emergencies, this socialist country and its health care professionals are eager to provide it. Fighting diseases or aiding after disasters, whenever medical help has been needed, Cuba has quickly responded.This remains true during the COVID pandemic. Since Cuba’s researchers have developed advanced treatments and medications to deal with the disease, Cubans are glad to share these and to send medical teams to help.The island nation has sent 53 brigades of health workers from the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigades to over 40 countries during the global pandemic emergency, in addition to Cubans already working in 58 countries. (Granma, Nov. 23) Cuban leader Fidel Castro established the Henry Reeve Brigades in 2005 to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina in the U.S., but Cuba’s aid was rebuffed by Washington.Solidarity with HaitiA milestone has been reached that deserves special recognition by supporters of both Cuba and Haiti. This December the Cuban Medical Brigade marks 22 years of providing aid to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and among the most poverty-stricken nations in the world.In 1998, when Hurricane Georges devastated Haiti, Cuba stepped up and offered medical and other assistance. The Cubans agreed to keep doctors in Haiti, for as long as necessary, and to train Haitian doctors who would return home and care for their own communities.At that time, Haiti’s health care system was impoverished, and the average life expectancy was 54 years. The ravages of U.S. and European colonialism and imperialism had left the public health care system nearly nonexistent.With Cuba’s help, improvements were made in public health and also in literacy. The Cubans particularly assisted the poorest and most remote communities with treatments, medications and health education.When a catastrophic earthquake occurred in Haiti in 2010, 344 Cuban health workers were already working there. The Henry Reeve Brigade sent 350 more medical professionals. For the first 72 hours, it was the Cubans who provided post-earthquake emergency health care, performing surgeries and treating the injured, working alongside their Haitian comrades, before help arrived from other countries.Welcome to ‘Cuban friends’Last spring, after COVID-19 cases were first reported in Haiti, Cuban doctors already stationed in Haiti and ready to return home stayed to help a newly arriving delegation of 348 health workers. Haitian Minister of Health Marie Greta Roy Clement welcomed the “Cuban friends,” recalling their critical assistance after the 2010 earthquake, during a cholera epidemic brought by U.N. “peacekeepers” in October of that year, and after the deadly Hurricane Matthew in 2016. (Workers World, April 15)Luis Olivero, Henry Reeve Brigade coordinator, said Cuban teams have “focused our efforts in fighting against the pandemic.” Even when case numbers rise, “the development of the disease is not chaotic, thanks to our Brigade’s support.” (Telesur English, Dec. 4)A special contingent of Cuban health professionals has supported Haitian doctors in containing the viral spread. Since COVID-19 appeared, Cubans have treated the most severely ill. Elizabeth Segura, Henry Reeve Brigade vice-coordinator, explained, “This is because the Haitian people have a lot of confidence in us.”Scores of peace, justice, medical and solidarity organizations have called for the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its major contributions to the world’s people during the current pandemic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless,…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Global Smart City Technology Convergence Report Bundle to 2026 – Including AI, Broadband Wireless, Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications – ResearchAndMarkets.com Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Smart City Technology Convergence: AI, Broadband Wireless (LTE, 5G and Beyond 5G), Data Analytics, Device Management, and IIoT Applications, Services, and Solutions for Smart Cities 2021 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Smart cities represent a combination of solutions deployed in an urban environment to transform the administration and support of living and working environments. Accordingly, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are transforming at a rapid rate, driven by urbanization, industrialization of emerging economies, and the specific needs of various smart city initiatives. Smart city development is emerging as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Analytics. This research covers all of these technologies with analysis from 2021 through 2026. Select Research Findings:Global AIoT market will reach $81.5B by 2026, growing at 37.2% CAGRGlobal market for IoT data as service solutions will reach $9.3B USD by 20265GNR market for private wireless in industrial automation will reach $5.2B by 2026Embedded AI software and systems in support of IoT will surpass $9B globally by 2026Machine learning in edge computing will be key to realize the full potential of IoT analyticsSuccessful smart cities will be dependent on intelligent integration of 5G, AI, edge computing, and IoT Sustainable smart city technology deployments depend upon careful planning and execution as well as monitoring and adjustments as necessary. For example, feature/functionality must be blended to work efficiently across many different industry verticals as smart cities address the needs of disparate market segments with multiple overlapping and sometimes mutually exclusive requirements. This will stimulate the need for both cross-industry coordination as well as orchestration of many different capabilities across several important technologies. The publisher sees smart cities as a focal point for growth drivers in several key ICT areas including: M2M/IoT, connected devices, broadband wireless, cloud computing, big data and analytics. Smart city developments are causing solution providers to take a much more integrated approach as the design and implement infrastructure and service capabilities. In terms of the impact of AI technologies, the research evaluates integration within various networking products and solutions including embedded equipment, components, and software platforms (network automation, optimization, and transformation). It also evaluates the role of SDN, Edge Computing, NFV, and Augmented Intelligence in the formation and support of AI-driven networking ecosystems. In addition, the impact of 5G networks, IoT technology and systems, and network analytics functions is also evaluated. It includes an evaluation of the IoT device management market, which encompasses device provisioning, administration, monitoring, and diagnostics important for trouble replication and corrective measures. Important IoT Device Management functions include Enrollment/Provisioning, Configuration/Association, Software Updates, and overall Management and Control. Target Audience:Wireless service providers of all typesSensor network and component providersWireless device and components manufacturersSmart appliances and electronic devices companiesSecurity device and monitoring equipment suppliersSoftware developers and mobile/wireless app developers Reports Included:Artificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServicesIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and ServicesArtificial Intelligence in Next Generation Networking by Infrastructure, Network Type, IoT Solution, Segment (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Industry Vertical 2021 – 2026Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support ServicesArtificial Intelligence Market by Technology, Infrastructure, Components, Devices, Solutions, and Industry VerticalsLTE and 5G Applications by Service Provider Type, Connection, Deployment, Use Cases, Service Category, Computing as a Service, Industry Verticals, Region and Country5G and Beyond 5G Technology, Infrastructure, and DevicesIndustrial Internet of Things: IIoT Market by Technologies, Solutions and ServiceIoT Device Management Market by Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government IoT Device Provisioning, Administration, Surveillance, Maintenance and AnalyticsSmart Cities Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Outlook for Applications and Services Companies MentionedABB GroupAccenture PLCAdvantechAeris CommunicationsAGT InternationalAIBrian Inc.AirspanAirtelAlibabaAllegroAlstom SAAltair SemiconductorAlvarionAmazonAMDAmerica MovilAmplia Soluciones S.L.Analog Devices Inc.AppleAricent Inc.Arista Networks Inc.ARM HoldingsAscomAsusAT&TAtmel CorporationATOSB+B SmartWorxBaidu Inc.Barbara IoTBlackberry Ltd.BoschBosch Software Innovations GmbHBroadcom CorporationBrocade Communication SystemsAnd Many More Companies For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/c7hes7 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005537/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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