Thursday 22 October, 2020

Mottley challenges the Americas region to put its best foot forward

Cuba has been one of the shining lights of the Americas in the regional fight against the coronavirus diesease 2019 (COVID-19).

Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the observation today (September 28) as she thanked the Cuban Government for showing support to its neighbours by supplying nurses and other healthcare professionals to assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19 across terrirtories.

“The solidarity which was exemplified by the waves of doctors and nurses that Cuba willingly sent to almost every corner of the Americas. And when Spain and Italy called for help, Cuba answered the call,” Mottley said in her address at the 58 Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Mottley challenged the Americas region to put its best foot forward when combating the threat posed by the virus as she has noted some countries have been hoarding vital equipment and medicine.

“We must show the world that despite our language, size and cultural differences, despite our socioeconomic inequities, or because of them, we can put all of that aside and OVERCOME this microscopic catalyst of the change to the old world order that Mother Earth so badly needed,” Mottley stated.

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