UNESCO highlights Cuba in fighting Ebola

(VOVworld) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) highlighted the role of Cuba in the fight against Ebola, and also its achievements in science and education.
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A team of 165 Cuban medical doctors and nurses were sent to Sierra Leone to support the Ebola response efforts in Oct 2014. (Photo: WHO/S. Gborie)

The UNESCO Science Report “towards 2030” presented at the 38th UNESCO General Conference praised Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to Ebola epidemic centers as an expression of solidarity with the African continent.
Cuban health professionals accomplished an honorable mission on that continent, saving more than 400 lives and helping mortality rates not to exceed 24.4 percent. The report also noted that Cuba was the only Latin American country that devotes more than one percent of its gross domestic product to higher education, at 4.47 percent.