U.S. Soldiers render aid to car accident victims (1) of (4)
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Access to proper health care is often a challenge for pastoralists, villagers, and people living in low-income areas due to the time, cost, and distance to urban medical facilities. Specialty medical care however, is even tougher to attain for those in need. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members recently helped address this need by partnering with Djiboutian medical personnel to deliver specialty health care to more than 400 Djiboutians.
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in cooperation with the government of Djibouti, recently kicked off a health awareness campaign in Petite Doudah, Djibouti. Soldiers with the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion functional specialty team and CJTF-HOA medical specialists are facilitating a 48-week Basic Home Health Awareness program to educate Djiboutians on issues essential to healthy living.
Deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command engages with key leaders and local practitioners of the Islamic faith during a week-long temporary duty assignment to Djibouti, Africa to take part in USAFRICOM’s Cutlass Express 2017 exercise.
Tadjoura, Djibouti – A cool breeze sets under the blistering sun as kids play in the streets of Elimo neighborhood. Days can be filled with fun and excitement for children living at the SOS Village D’ Enfants compound, but for the caretakers they can be stressful and exhausting. Watching over curious toddlers and monitoring overstimulated kindergartners can be challenging for caretakers who’re responsible for each child’s safety and well-being. In order to enhance its staff’s capabilities, the SOS partnered with a local Civil Affairs team, to form a discussion group that one day can save a child’s life.
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs competed in an obstacle-filled mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place.