Cuba has so far provided the largest number of healthcare workers in the fight against Ebola: a total of 256, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and paediatricians. Another 200 trained workers are expected to arrive shortly.
Consequently, the country has always been committed to helping nations in need, extending way beyond its borders. At present, more than 50,000 Cuban medical personnel work in over 66 countries.
The Cuban health workers' unwavering belief in behaving in a selfless manner, treating patients with warmth, dignity, and respect stems from their early medical training. Health care workers believe it is right to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of others.
What a touching story. This gives me some hope for the goodness in mankind. If only all our nations followed the same principle instead of thinking only of how to profit from the suffering of others.
A similar example of help is happening to my husband and I right now. My husband has just been diagnosed with cancer. Our neighbor has taken him to hospital and waited with him during each test lately. His kindness cannot be re-payed.