Humanitarian Vocation of Cuba Highlighted in France

Paris, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s humanitarian cooperation with other people in the Third World in the fields of health and education was the main topic of a presentation given by Paris-Sorbonne University Professor Salim Lamrani.

Entitled "Humanitarian Revolutions: Operation Miracle and the Yes, I Can Program," Lamrani presented his paper at the international colloquium "For a Civilization of Human Emancipation," scheduled to conclude in Paris on Sunday.

The Cuban method "Yes, I Can" has contributed to teach more than five million people worldwide how to read and write, he recalled.

This program, which combines letters and numbers, won the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.

From the start of the Revolution, Cuba has also collaborated with other countries in the field of health, noted Lamrani.

This cooperation started in Algeria in 1962 and currently thousands of Cuban collaborators are offering their services in 68 nations.

Mother and child mortality rates have improved thanks to the comprehensive health program, applied in remote places.

Lamrani also highlighted the results of Operation Miracle, an initiative promoted by Cuba and Venezuela, providing free eye-surgery and treatment to poor people, which has helped more than 1.6 million people recover or improve their vision in at least 35 countries.

All these programs are part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which is essential to consolidate the processes of integration and realize the dreams of Simon Bolivar and Jose Marti for an emancipated, united Latin America.

In a discussion at the end of the presentation,the Director of the Elan Retrouve Association, Doctor Herve Hubert, referred to achievements and breakthroughs of Cuban medicine and highlighted its preventive nature.

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