Cuba sends doctors and medicines to Dominica
A 16-strong Cuban medical brigade departed this morning for Dominica, a small Caribbean island hit by Tropical Storm Erika last week.
Erika left in its wake in Dominica over 20 people dead and over 50 missing with intense rains that caused mudslides and widespread devastation.
The brigade, led by Doctor Norberto Ramos, includes doctors, nurses, and epidemiologists. Three civil and two electrical engineers are also travelling to the small island. The plane also carries 1.2 tons of medicines.