Red zone : Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Red zone : Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa

Author: Enrique Ubieta Gómez; Martín Koppel; Mary-Alice Waters; Catriona Goss
Publisher: New York : Pathfinder, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
In 2014 three West African countries were hit by the largest epidemic on record of the deadly Ebola virus. In response to an international call for help, Cuba's socialist government provided what was what no other country even tried to deliver. In a matter of weeks, more than 250 volunteer Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and public health specialists were on the ground providing hands-on care to thousands of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Ubieta Gómez; Martín Koppel; Mary-Alice Waters; Catriona Goss
ISBN: 9781604881141 1604881143
OCLC Number: 1137164053
Language Note: Text in English; translated from the original Spanish "Zona Roja: Cuba y la batalla contra el ébola en África Occidental".
Description: 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The little killer returns --
(Cuba responds --
A life-or-death gamble) --
Liberia --
(Ebola Treatment Unit/Defense Ministry) --
The men I --
(Tracing the footsteps of the Henry Reeve Contingent --
I learned to value the revolution from outside Cuba --
Life doesn't go around twice) --
Sierra Leone --
(The Ebola Treament Units in Sierra Leone --
A few hours in Lungi) --
The men II --
('The Prof' --
Orula's blessing --
What we did was an act of bravery) --
Guinea --
(Some history --
Objections --
How it began --
The Coyah Treament Unit --
Religious and ethnic questions --
Diamond Plaza) --
The men III --
(Five long, intense months --
Men like him don't abandon their posts --
I've always liked to give my best) --
The women --
Those who fell --
(Jorge Juan Guerra Rodríguez --
Reinaldo Villafranca Lantigua, 'Coqui') --
Ebola: cultural and communication factors --
(Two songs, two perspectives) --
Ebola: doubts and certainties --
'Dad, be strong--everything is going to be fine' --
(Geneva) --
David, Goliath, and other reflections.
Other Titles: Zona roja.
Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa
Responsibility: Enrique Ubieta Gómez.

Abstract:

In 2014 three West African countries were hit by the largest epidemic on record of the deadly Ebola virus. In response to an international call for help, Cuba's socialist government provided what was what no other country even tried to deliver. In a matter of weeks, more than 250 volunteer Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and public health specialists were on the ground providing hands-on care to thousands of desperately ill human beings and their traumatized families and communities. By mid-2015 the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea had been virtually eradicated. Ubieta's firsthand reporting of this fight, told largely through accounts by the Cuban participants themselves, paints a graphic picture of the social disaster that unfolded in these three countries in 2014-2015, and how the enemy was defeated. --Adapted from publisher description.

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