Haiti Bans Citizens From Helping In Ebola Epidemic; Cuba Sending HCWs, Supplies
News outlets report on Haiti’s and Cuba’s responses to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Reuters: Haiti bans its citizens from U.N. mission against Ebola
“Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have devastated the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere…” (Baron, 10/3).
Washington Post: In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight
“While the international community has been accused of dragging its feet on the Ebola crisis, Cuba, a country of just 11 million people that still enjoys a fraught relationship with the United States, has emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola…” (Taylor, 10/4).