MARTINIQUE
FACTS
Personnel: None
Cumulative: 15 (Covid)
Mission status: Not active
AGREEMENTS
MOST RECENT AGREEMENT Regional Cooperation Agreement
DURATION: 5 YEARS
START: 2020
AGREEMENT SIGNER: Unknown
PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS
None
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Geographic areas: Fort-de-France (capital)
Health areas: Pulmonology, infectiology, radiology, emergencies, internal medicine, anesthesiology, nephrology, hematology
Contracts obtained: NO
Agreement obtained: NO
Laws available: NO
Current figures:
• Active personnel: None
• Defections: Unknown
• Did not return to Cuba: Unknown
• Prohibited from returning to Cuba: Unknown
Media available: YES
Official information available: YES
Violations documented: NO
Cases before UN/ICC: YES
Cases in courts: NO
Most relevant violations:
Violations stemming from Resolution 168, Article 135 of the Cuban Penal Code, the Migration Law, Resolution 282 of the Ministry of Public Health, and Decree 306

SUMMARY

Cuba’s medical cooperation with Martinique, a French territory, was established by Decree 2020-377 on March 31, 2020, permitting the regional health agencies of the French Antilles to hire health personnel from countries outside of the European Union to aid in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. On June 26, 2020, 15 Cuban doctors from the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade arrived to work for three months in the St. Paul Clinic and in the University Hospital Center, both located in the capital. The agreement outlines five years for the duration of the mission. In addition, it provides for residents of Martinique to study in Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine. Although Martinique paid 300,000 euros for the workers, or 6,700 euros per month for each workers, the workers themselves received a stipend of 700 euros per month.

DOCUMENTED CASES

Anonymous: None

Public (media): None

Link to media reports

Findings from cases: Violations stemming from Resolution 168, Article 135 of the Cuban Penal Code, the Migration Law, Resolution 282 of the Ministry of Public Health, and Decree 306

NAMES OF CHIEFS OF MISSIONS

Dr. Abel Santiesteban, Chief of Mission

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