The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.
The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from mountain villages that workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history.
UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.
Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.
President of Cuba Raul Castro opening remarks at the Special ALBA Summit on Ebola.
Cuba is the first nation in the world to answer an urgent call for personnel to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa and will send 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone.
These are countries of fabulous wealth, whose people live in grinding poverty, the pattern for most of sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. public knows almost nothing about this internationalized project involving the restoration of vision for enormous numbers of people.
Yasuni National Park is home to many sensitive animal species, as well as two indigenous communities, and is considered one of the most biodiverse places in the world.