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  • Cuba: Influenza A H1N1 in an international congress on disasters

    Havana, on June 16 (PL) A round table on the experiences in the prevention of the Influenza TO H1N1 that caused more than 18 thousand dead persons emphasizes today in the Congress VIII on disasters that it assembles in Cuba approximately 350 delegates of 37 countries.

    The agenda of the forum, which sesiona in the of the capital Palace of Conventions with more than 350 managers and experts until next Friday, is completed by experiences in the management of disasters of sanitary origin and the evaluation of risks in natural events.
    Equally Luis Estruch waits for a conference of the vice-minister of Public Health of Cuba on the medical collaboration of his country.

    In the opening of the forum on eve, the general undersecretary of the Organization of United Nations (UNO) for Humanitarian Matters, John Holmes, qualified of excellent the Cuban help to Haiti, after the earthquake that in last January provoked more than 200 thousand dead persons.

    It appreciates very much the support that offers Cuba to countries affected by disasters, said Holmes in a well-read message on Tuesday in the international Congress VIII on disasters.


    The help that doctor provided to Haiti especially is an excellent example, said also Coordinator of Emergency help in the text read by B?rbara Pesce, coordinating resident in Cuba of the UNO.

    In his words the official of United Nations imputed to the climatic change, the ecosystems in decline, the poverty and the weak gobernabilidad the increase of the affectations for natural disasters.

    The head of the state Mayor Nacional of the Civil Defense of Cuba, general of division Ram?n Espinosa, affirmed that the international cooperation is basic to face the increasing number of natural disasters in the world.

    The last happened events need this collaboration, he noticed Brown on having referred to the enormous human and material losses caused by the earthquakes of Haiti and Chile in January past and February, respectively.

    Cuba is not exempt from this danger and for it we strengthen our preparation, expressed the official in the opening of the Congress, in which 24 Latin-American, included countries Venezuela are represented with the biggest delegation of the visitors.


    The general of body of army Ram?n Espinosa vice-minister of the Revolutionary Armed forces expressed his confidence that the forum should encourage programs of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in this sphere.

    Another disaster, which consequences might be incalculable, is the petroleum effusion after the explosion of a submarine platform of British Petroleoum in the Gulf of Mexico, it expressed Thorny on having qualified it of a real environmental, ecological and economic catastrophe.

    In declarations after the opening of the event, the general of body of army made sure to the reporters that Cuba takes measures before possible petroleum accidents on his coasts.

    " We are finding out to do everything what our scope is, to receive the support those who have more experience in this. It would be a misfortune for Cuba but we prepare ourselves to face her ", he underlined.

    During the meeting also there develops the Conference IV International of Firemen, with emphasis on the modernization of these bodies, technological teams, in addition to protection of the environment and preparation of the human capital.

    http://www.sierramaestra.cu/index.ph...8374&Itemid=29
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