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Haiti - Humanitarian : Official arrival of the hospital ship «USNS Comfort» in Haiti
18/08/2011 16:13:42

Haiti - Humanitarian : Official arrival of the hospital ship «USNS Comfort» in Haiti
The hospital ship of the U.S Navy the USNS Comfort arrives in Haiti for a humanitarian medical assistance mission which will begin Friday, August 19, 2011.

The USNS Comfort has been on a five-month humanitarian mission as part of the U.S. Navy's Continuing Promise 2011 exercise. To date, the ship has provided medical care and humanitarian assistance to eight countries in the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Port-au-Prince is the USNS Comfort's ninth and final stop of this mission.

In collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health, the USNS Comfort will offer medical, dental, and veterinary care to the people of Haiti.

The medical staff of the hospital ship will begin seeing dental patients and patients with general medical needs on August 19 from 08:00 am to 4:30 p.m. at Varreux Terminal, Varreux, Cite Soleil. Consultations will end on August 28.

In addition to health services, Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28, and U.S. Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion will conduct engineering and construction projects to be identified by the Haitian government.

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