ORIHUELA council has awarded a resident the insignia of the town in honour of his humanitarian work.
José Alberto Cabrera, from la Aparecida, was honoured by Mayor Emilio Bascuñana and second deputy mayor, Rafael Almagro, and Councillor for Infrastructure, Angel Noguera, at the town hall.
They were recognising his work as part of the Humanitarian Response Medical Team based in Mozambique.
Cabrera, who usually works as a nurse in the surgery unit of Torrevieja hospital, is part of the Spanish Technical Team for Aid and Emergency Response (STAR), supported by the Office of Humanitarian Action of the European Commission.
Their mission in the African country was to provide clinical care in a field hospital to about 2,000 people and attend about 20 births daily in conditions of extreme poverty and lack of health facilities.
He has previously been awarded the Civil Merit Cross by the Government of Spain on nomination of Her Majesty the Queen for his work in Mozambique.
Mayor Bascuñana, told of his “pride that an Orihuela resident carried out this great work in Mozambique.”
Finally, José Alberto Cabrera made a dedication in the council’s book of signatures where he highlighted his gratitude to the council for the award, saying “I am not worthy of this great honour, I am just a simple nurse at the service of the population and my nation.”