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Africa Called, Cuba Answered Print E-mail

The Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba proudly Presents:

Africa Called, Cuba Answered
Cuba’s Critical Contribution to the Fight against Ebola

Featuring Dr. José de Jesús Portilla García

Wednesday May 27 @630pm
URBIS 267 King St East (formerly Volunteer Hamilton)
Venue is wheelchair accessible

Free event/donations accepted

All funds raised go to CNC's Cuba for West Africa Fund

The Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba is pleased to welcome Dr. José de Jesús Portilla García to McMaster Campus on Thursday May 28.  Dr. Portilla Garcia is taking part in a nation-wide tour organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) to discuss the invaluable contribution of the Cuban medical brigades to the global fight against Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Standing side-by-side with the peoples of West Africa, more than 450 Cuban doctors and nurses – chosen from more than 15,000 volunteers - went to West Africa and joined the struggle against Ebola. The Cuban medical mission was by far the largest sent by any country.

Internationally recognized for their unique and successful model of medical internationalism, with tens of thousands of medical personnel stationed around the globe, Cuba has been at the forefront of disaster medical relief for decades. Always the first to send the most when disaster strikes, including to Indonesia, following the Tsunami and to Haiti and Pakistan following the earthquakes, Cuba consistently punches above its weight when it comes to medical relief work.  Come to see why Cuba’s unique medical brigades are renowned worldwide for their contribution to global health and friendship between nations.

About Dr. Portilla Garcia: Dr. Portilla García has considerable experience in and knowledge of Cuba's medical internationalist missions across the globe. He has had a distinguished career. Highlights include: chief of Cuban medical personnel during Cuba's internationalist mission in the former Republic of Congo; head of PCC’s Department of Heath for the province of Havana and director of the Department of Bilateral Collaboration in the Ministry of Public Health.  Dr. García Portilla also represents Cuba at various international conferences and gatherings.

The HFAC in coordination with the McMaster Michael DeGroote School of Medicine's Global Health Committe and Infectious Diseases Interest Group is hosting a special session for health care students and professionals on Thursday May 28. For more information on this, please contact us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Info Night & Fundraiser for the 23rd Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade!

Info Night & Fundraiser
Tuesday, APRIL 7 - 7 pm
Joe's Cafe (in Large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr (at William St)
Vancouver, Canada

* Entry is by donation

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) invites you to join us for an info night and fundraiser for the 23rd annual Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba! The evening will feature videos, photos, poems and stories from past Brigadistas, as well as a chance to win some fantastic Cuban prizes in a raffle draw and help to raise money for people joining the Brigade this year!

And the best part is…It’s not too late to join the 2015 Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade in Cuba!

If you haven't registered yet, this unique trip is not to be missed! For two full weeks in Cuba, from April 26th – May 9th, 2015 the volunteer work brigade combines volunteer work with cultural, social, economic and political encounters visiting different cities across the island. This year is an extra special opportunity with the 5 Cuban Heroes free and in Cuba after spending 16 years imprisoned in the United States for defending their county against US terrorism. As well, the Brigade will participate in Havana’s powerful May Day parade!

Since 1993, the Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade has enabled hundreds of people living across Canada, of various ages, skills and backgrounds to travel and volunteer in Cuba, don’t miss your chance this year!

For the 2015 Che Brigade Program

The Che Guevara Volunteer Brigade is a project of the Canadian Network on Cuba

For more information and to register please contact BC Coordinators:

Tamara Hansen 778-882-5223

Thomas Davies 778-889-7664

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** The final registration for the 2015 Che Guevara Brigade is April 8th – contact us to register now before it is too late! **

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, April 7!

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