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Global Health Partners

DOD’s global health engagement activities are part of a whole-of-government approach to global health.  In addition to our international and NGO partners, we collaborate extensively with our U.S. Government partners. DOD participates in quarterly meetings with colleagues at the Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Agency for International Development, which helps synchronize our U.S. global health efforts. We generally take a supporting role to these other agencies, using our assets and particular strengths to amplify the reach and effectiveness of their actions, as well as sharing space in our research facilities abroad to ensure that expertise from across the entire spectrum of global health is engaged in the fight against threats to global health security.

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Air Force Advisory Squadron Medics Strengthen Capabilities of Allies, Partners

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Medical capabilities within mobility support advisory squadrons are foundational to security cooperation activities that strengthen national defense and strategic relationships. An MSAS has 60 air advisors, including a flight nurse, an independent duty medical technician, and an aeromedical evacuation technician.

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

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8/23/2022
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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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How the Military Medical Forces Supported Afghanistan Evacuation

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During the military evacuation from Afghanistan in August 2021, military medical forces played a vital role in both providing urgent medical care for those fleeing the country and supporting the mental health of Afghanistan war veterans back home.

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Eight nations participate in West African virtual pandemic exercise

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Medical experts from six African nations, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated in a Virtual Pandemic Preparation and Response Engagement exercise.

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