According to Cuba’s embassy in Japan, the initiative ended on July 31st, 73 people joined in and the amount of supplies purchased was higher than the established goal of 100,000 units.
The project was carried out in conjunction with Global Health Partners, a non-governmental organization that had already sent three million syringes to Cuba thanks to the contribution of citizens and institutions based in the United States and other countries.
The vice president of the entity, Bob Schwartz, sent a letter thanking the Japanese donors for their participation and assured that in this way they paid back Cuba’s internationalism around the world.
The embassy added that in addition to this campaign, others are undertaken by Japanese and Cuban friends residing in Japan. Donations will be sent to Cuba soon.
In fact, the president of the Cross Medical Service company, Fumio Kuronuma, delivered recently the first 25 lung ventilators and 25 support carts for the Cuban health system.
More equipment, as well as a total of 50,400 syringes and 100,000 needles will arrive in the next few days.