4000+ Is Not Just a Statistic

This past week, Cuba sent the first 165 of 461 healthcare workers to  Sierra Leone, making them the single largest force against Ebola in west Africa.

It’s natural that people care more about what’s happening closer to their lives and realities. But I also think we all have a responsibility to not view what is not our immediate problem as a lesser problem. The fact that thousands of deaths in Africa are treated as a statistic, and that one or two patients inside our borders are reported in all their individual pain, should be cause for reflection.

Artist André Carrilho

Read more about Cuba’s long-stading history of providing disaster assistance and the artist’s controversial visual commentary on the Ebola crisis.