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Enduring a 15 kilometer walk to the nearest clinic will soon be part of the past for villagers in Kalaf, Djibouti. Now, only a minute away from the village stands a maternity clinic completed on Dec. 22, 2014.
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, worked with Djibouti Ministry of Health and Cuban medical personnel to provide medical care and education to the people of Dikhil, Djibouti, May 11-12, 2016.
Understanding the medical capabilities of any environment or rural area is vital to providing the best medical care to patients in a city, region or nation. One method to develop this understanding is to learn about medical care challenges and best practices through regional cooperation and the use of medical caravans.