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U.S. Troops Participate in MedReach 2011

May 12, 2011

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Soldiers Share Combat Lifesaving Skills With Malawian Troops

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 13, 2011 – During Medreach 11, Malawian troops were anxious to tap into the wealth of experience the U.S. military has developed in providing combat medicine and trauma care.

The Malawians shared with their American counterparts insights into how they identify and treat tropical diseases and HIV, and were anxious to hear about a variety of U.S. treatment techniques. But what they most wanted to tap into was the wealth of experience the U.S. military has developed over the past decade in providing combat medicine and trauma care. Story

Medreach 11 Builds Cooperation

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 13, 2011 – The U.S. Army Africa chief of staff closed the Medreach 11 medical humanitarian assistance exercise praising the participating troops who “accomplished every exercise objective and achieved far more than we asked of them.” Story

Clinic Delivers Medical Care, Training

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 12, 2011 – U.S. military and Malawi Defense Force members who teamed up to provide free medical, dental and eye care for residents in Malawi's capital have treated a total of more than 2,400 people since the outreach began. Story

Eye Clinic Restores Sight, Hope

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 12, 2011 – A team of U.S. Army ophthalmologists and other medical professionals deployed to Lilongwe, Malawi, say they obtain a lot of satisfaction in helping Malawian cataract-surgery patients get a new lease on sight. Story

Exercise Supports Partnerships

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 11, 2011 – A U.S. and Malawi Defense Force humanitarian medical exercise is enhancing the partners’ medical capabilities and their ability to work together in response to a future crisis or emergency. Story

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U.S. Troops Participate in Africom Medreach 2011

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