Cuba deploys 37,000 doctors and nurses to aid at least 67 countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite having been labelled by the U.S. government as ”exploited workers and agents of communist indoctrination” in what was intended to be a criticism, Cuba has deployed 37,000 doctors and nurses from its Henry Reeve Brigade—founded by Fidel Castro in 2005—in an act of medical diplomacy to at least 67 countries worldwide in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The countries, which include the small principality of Andorra on the Spanish-French border, hold a different belief than the U.S.

The Andorran Foreign Minister Maria Ubach said in an article in People’s World, an online news publication, that “I am aware of the position of the United States, but we are a sovereign country and we can choose the partners with which we are going to have cooperation.”

The stance of Minister Ubach mirrors what we of the Uhuru Movement are struggling for: power over our own lives and to be a self-governing, worldwide, working class African Nation.

Although the Henry Reeve Brigade has previously engaged in infectious disease missions, helping to fight Ebola in West Africa in 2014, we recognize that the colonial virus of COVID-19 is not a medical problem.

It is a political problem and an act of genocide.

“…Instead of attacking Cuba and its committed doctors, you should be caring about the thousands of sick…who are suffering due to the scandalous neglect of your government and the inability of your failed health system to care for them,” stated Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s ambassador to Canada in the same article from People’s World.

In other words, white power decides who lives and who dies.

As Africans, we must fight back against imperialist domination to gain control over our land, our resources and our lives.

We are our own answer to exploitation and genocide.

This is why the Uhuru Movement’s All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) formed Project Black Ankh.

Project Black Ankh is a health education and humanitarian aid program similar to the Red Cross that works in the interest of the global African Nation.

The colonial U.S. government is not going to save us! Africans must take responsibility for our collective health.

“Not enough to say health care for all, [we must] introduce programs and push the envelope.” —Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party and leader of the Uhuru Movement.

Uhuru!

For more information on AAPDEP and Project Black Ankh visit developmentforafrica.org.

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