Administrator highlights Cuban support in Haiti
April 1.—UN Under-Secretary General Rebeca Grynspan
stated here that without the presence of Cuban
doctors in Haiti, it would have been impossible to
respond to the cholera outbreak in that country.
Grynspan, also UN Development
Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator, informed
PL that one of the most heartening things she
saw in Haiti was the Cuban aid and the people’s
appreciation of Cuban doctors.
Cuban medical aid was present in
Haiti before the earthquake and, impressively she
said, it was Cuban doctors who involved many
Haitians who studied medicine in Cuba in practicing
within their country.
She commented that she knows Haiti
very well, since she was very involved after the
January 2010 earthquake and traveled there regularly
over a two year period, as a member of the Haiti
Recovery Commission created at the time.
Grynspan emphasized that there is a
new element in the difficult Haitian reality and
that is Latin American involvement there, an
involvement that did not exist in the past.