The following is an English translation of an item that was published on the website of ALBA-TCP on Thursday 4, November and forwarded by a colleague. It appears to be a letter written by an Argentine doctor serving with the Cuban medical brigade in Haiti to,  his friends and family,  in response to their concerns,  about the cholera outbreak and the,  approach of tropical storm/hurricane Tomas. It relates how,  the Cuban medical brigade, working with the Haitian authorities, helped to detect,  the cholera outbreak, to provide early treatment,,  and to delay its spread to Port au Prince.,  Such examples of,  solidarity seem to be,  worth emulating in the light of the controversy that has broken out in CARICOM over conditions attached,  to relief assistance.

To my friends and family: These lines are meant to provide information on the health situation in Haiti, as a result of the concern of many friends who have written asking about conditions here. The first thing I can say is that we have a disease–cholera–which has not been reported in this country for over 100 years. Secondly, that it is one of the most dreaded diseases here, given the ideal conditions that exist for its persistence and spread…

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