US hospital ship sails to Haiti

Friday, November 01, 2019

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The US Embassy here yesterday announced the arrival of the hospital ship USNS Comfort as part of the operation Sustainable Promise of the United States Navy.

The initiative is one that aims to intensify US engagement in the region to strengthen the health pillar of the US/Caribbean 2020 strategy.

This stopover is a stage of the tour of the ship in Latin America and the Caribbean which, over a period of five months, carries out a mission of medical assistance.

Medical teams from USNS Comfort will work alongside medical professionals from here to provide a variety of medical services to adults and children.

In addition, basic surgical care will be provided on board the hospital ship and medical professionals from other countries have embarked on the Comfort to join the effort to provide medical care to patients across the region.

This will be the seventh mission of a hospital ship in the region since 2007 and the fifth in Haiti since the beginning of the decade.

During this mission, the Comfort medical teams also provided care in Colombia, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis.


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