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Military Health System

Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability

Partner nation engagement, with the goal of building and supporting health system capabilities, is a critical element of global health engagement. Security threats from health catastrophes are real, and the spillover effects from breakdowns in health systems can be harder to contain than armed conflicts themselves. With this in mind, we are deeply invested in ensuring that our international partners have the capacity and the experience to address serious health threats, both in tandem with the U.S. Government, and on their own. Our collaboration with international partners also helps to improve our interoperability with their forces for future cooperation. 

Mil-Mil Partnerships

We conduct regular training exercises in the form of bilateral and multilateral partnership initiatives with foreign militaries to promote improved responses to threats to regional and global public health. These engagements are critical for producing an effective multinational response to threats like infectious disease or natural disaster, and they can also serve as a bridge to broader security and stability among nations. 

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U.S. Africa Command Special Operations Forces Host Medical Civic Action Program in Ghana

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U.S. Army Civil Affairs members representing Special Operations Command Africa hosted a medical civic action program with Ghanaian soldiers from the 6th Infantry Battalion in Yendi, Ghana, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2022. The team oversaw the treatment of approximately 1,000 patients during the MEDCAP’s two-day duration.

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U.S. Army Medical Officer Strengthens Military Medical Partnerships Around World

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A U.S. Army medical officer has strengthened alliances and built relationships with military medical personnel around the world.

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Battalion Hosts Critical Medical Training

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Allied Forces North Battalion conducted a week-long Combat Lifesaver Course July 25-29.

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Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Doctor Serves With the Pacific Partnership 2022

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A dermatologist assigned to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has returned from a summer deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2022. U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander James Contestable served several weeks aboard the United States Navy Ship (USNS) Mercy, a hospital ship based out of San Diego.

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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Civil Affairs Team Conducts First Responder Training in Batanes

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The U.S. Embassy Civil Affairs Team (CAT) led medical first responder training for Philippine military and civilian personnel to mark the 239th founding anniversary of the province of Batanes from June 26 to 29.

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U.S. Army Expands Medical Interoperability with Polish Allies

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On July 27th, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command Surgeon, Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray, and Polish Surgeon General, Dr. Aurelia Ostrowska, signed a landmark Combat Medicine Interoperability Memorandum of Agreement.

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US and Multinational Participants Visit Georgian Rehabilitation Center and Meet Ukrainian Families

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Multinational participants visit the Georgian Rehabilitation Center to not only observe Georgian rehabilitation processes and systems, but also to deepen alliances with Georgian civilian medical counterparts and witness the positive impact on Ukrainian families.

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DHA Leads NATO's Historical Medical Interoperability Exercise

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Increasing Partner-Nation Capacity Through Global Health Engagement

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Last Updated: October 27, 2017
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