U.S. Navy healthcare providers from Camp Lemonniers' Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) recently teamed up with Djiboutian surgeons to successfully remove a large lymphatic cyst from the neck and shoulder of a local newborn infant. This procedure represents one of many surgeries involving combined U.S. Navy and local medical staffs.
According to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jason Hollensbe, EMF chief surgeon, the girl was born with the cystic lymphatic malformation which
For the first time in its nine-year history, the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa hosted a senior enlisted conference, August 22 to 24, bringing together service members from 11 countries, spanning four continents, to enhance regional and international partnerships and build esprit de corps.
The CJTF-HOA 2011 Senior Non-Commissioned Symposium hosted representatives from Djibouti, Rwanda, Japan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius, Burundi, Uganda and the United Sta
Service members from the Djiboutian Military Medical Service Corps were given the unique opportunity of touring the Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility on Camp Lemonnier, August 9, 2011.
The tour of the facility was conducted as part of an ongoing educational partnership between Djiboutian Military medics and their U.S. service member counterparts.
"The Djiboutians gave a tour of their medical facility, which allowed us to share some of our best practices with them," said U.S.
Service members from Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 116 and 490th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), partnered with more than 60 Pemban veterinary service personnel to treat roughly 9,000 animals during a Veterinarian Civil Action Program (VETCAP) in Pemba, Zanzibar, July 4 to 30.
In partnership with the Zanzibar Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF), local district veterinary officers (DVO), vet