United States Navy Hospital Ship Begins Mission in Haiti
The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Monday a seven-day medical assistance mission (first-come, first-served) in Haiti affected by humanitarian crisis.
Almost 200 military medical professionals, 100 health providers from non-governmental groups and 13 providers from five other countries will offer services.
Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the Military Treatment Facility, said the team expects to see at least 500 cases a day.
The initiative is one that aims to intensify US engagement in the region to strengthen the health pillar of the US/Caribbean 2020 strategy.
Carl Sandy Alcema