Disaster Recovery: Cuba

In September of 2017, the category 5 hurricane Irma made landfall on Cuba's northern coast which caused an evacuation of 2million people. Irma's sustained winds were 165mph and caused waves as big as 16 feet. The Hurricane's estimated damage was around $513 million with 158,554 homes and 980 healthcare institution being affected. Global Links’ Disaster Recovery Program in Cuba works not only to replace lost supplies and damaged equipment and furnishings but also to strengthen the public health system and improve long-term resilience.


PROJECT DATES

BENEFICIARY POPULATION
2017-2018 287,774


 HEALTH FACILITIES IMPACTED


VALUE OF MATERIALS
5 $892,440
PARTNERS
  • WHO/PAHO
  • Ministry of Public Health
  • ELMA
  • MEDICC

TARGETED REGIONS

  • Villa Clara
  • Sancti Spíritus
  • Ciego de Avila
  • Guantánamo
  • Camaguey

PRESS

 

 COMPONENTS

REGIONAL FOCUS
13 of 15 provinces affected by the hurricane with over 2,000,000 people evacuated

 HEALTH FACILITiES
Our program is strengthening 5 major reference hospitals in the country’s most affected provinces

SUTURE 
Supplied 5 hospitals with 6,000 sutures in 2018