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Cuba: right to health and medical cooperation in times of blockade: Bilbao, October 11

On October 11, at 6:30 pm, in Bailén Street, 1 of Bilbao, headquarters of Mundoko Medikuak / Médicos de Mundo, and in an event organized by this NGO and the association of Euskadi-Cuba. Cuba , a speech will be held, open to the public, entitled “Cuba: right to health and medical cooperation in times of blockade”, with three speakers: Claudia Bernal (Cuba) and Javier Motta (Argentina) , in person, and Daylin Cárdenas (Cuba), via online.

Claudia Bernal is a young Cuban researcher at the CIGB (Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) in Havana, where the first Cuban vaccine against Covid-19, Abdala, was developed., which is now applied, within the framework of South-South cooperation, in addition to Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Syria. A volunteer in isolation centers and a Youth for Life Award winner, Bernal will focus his presentation on the efforts of science and public health in Cuba in the face of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on the Island by the US Government.

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Javier Motta, representative of A Better World Is Possible Foundation (Argentina), will talk about the experience of South-South cooperation with Cuba in his country and, in particular, the so-called Operation Miracle of free ophthalmological operations for people without resources, carried out by the Ernesto Che Guevara Ophthalmological Center in Córdoba, as well as networking, mobilization and community change generated from the said program of solidarity in Cuba.

Daylin Cárdenas is an internationalist Cuban doctor, which is currently assigned to the Ernesto Che Guevara Ophthalmological Center in Córdoba (Argentina), in the so-called Operation Miracle. With two specialties (comprehensive general medicine and ophthalmology), he is also an assistant professor and associate researcher at the “Ramón Pando Ferrer” Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology in Havana. He previously conducted a mission in Angola (2008) and Haiti (2020).

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The event will also be broadcast online, live.

The presence of Claudia Bernal is part of the tour that, in the month of October, she will carry out in the towns of the Spanish State, led by the groups of the State Movement of Solidarity with Cuba (MESC).

Contact for interviews: – – 656410687 (send the first WhatsApp indicating the name and medium)

Informative materials within the framework of the project “South-South cooperation as a model of empowerment and emancipation”, of Euskadi-Cuba and the A Better World is Possible Foundation:

“Right to health, community strengthening and South-South cooperation”: first podcast “Between two coasts” about Operation Miracle in Cuba in Argentina

The 3D Exhibition “Operation Miracle: Cuban Medical Solidarity in Argentina” continues its tour in Bizkaia: now Bilbao, Basauri and Ortuella (+Photos)

They are still dreams: the Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara Ophthalmological Center of Operation Miracle in Argentina

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What is it like to study Medicine in Cuba?: Andrea González, Argentine doctor

House of Memory “Imprenta del Pueblo Roberto Matthews”: networking of Operation Miracle in Argentina

Worked as a network of MPLT (People’s Struggle and Work Movement), within the framework of Operation Cuba Miracle in Argentina

60 years of Cuban Internationalism, 20 years of Solidarity Missions in Argentina (+Photos)

Networking the feminist organization “Juanita Moro”: “Operation Miracle” in Cuba in Argentina

“Volunteering at the Ernesto Che Guevara Ophthalmological Center”: podcast “Between two coasts” about Operation Cuba Miracle in Argentina

“Cuban internationalism and health”: full talk by Aleida Guevara March in Córdoba (Argentina)

Pedagogy by example: the 7th Ernesto Che Guevara Medical Brigade in Argentina

“Environmental care as human care” and South-South cooperation with Cuba in Argentina: online talk, Wednesday, September 20

“Women protagonists of a health paradigm shift”: online conversation, Wednesday, September 27.

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