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Global Health Engagement

The Department of Defense executes Global Health Engagement or "GHE" activities to establish and improve the capabilities of Partner Nations' military or civilian health sectors, or those of the DoD. 

Global Health Engagement Spotlight

DoD's GHE activities advance operational readiness and protect our troops, build interoperability so we can work more effectively with the armed forces of our partner nations, and enhance security cooperation so DoD can establish and maintain strong relationships around the world.  A key enabler to regional stability and security for DoD's combatant commands, GHE reduces risks to U.S. armed forces while fostering mission capability of partner nations' forces so that together, we can continue working effectively to defend global interests. 

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Global Health Engagement

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DoD Directives 6485.02E: DoD Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Prevention Program (DHAPP) to Support Foreign Militaries

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This directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 6485.02E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DHAPP to support foreign militaries pursuant to Public Law 110-293 (Reference (b)); designates the Secretary of the Navy as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for DHAPP in accordance with DoDD 5101.1 (Reference (c)); updates the responsibilities for the Coordinating Board for DHAPP (referred to in this directive as the Coordinating Board (CB)), consistent with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5105.18 (Reference (d)).

DoD Instruction 6485.01: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Military Service Members

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Updates policy for the identification, surveillance, and management of military personnel infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and for prevention activities to control transmission of HIV.

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and the most common vaccine-preventable cause of encephalitis in Asia

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Individuals deploying to areas in Pacific Command (PACOM) should be administered the JE vaccine in accordance with the latest PACOM Force Health Protection Guidance.

Guidance on Medications for Prophylaxis of Malaria 13-002

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This document provides guidance and best practices for the chemoprophylaxis (use of medication to prevent malaria) of Service members serving in malaria endemic regions.

MHS Training Directive for Medical Stability Operations

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DoD Support to Foreign Disaster Relief Handbook

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DoD Support to Foreign Disaster Relief Handbook

GEIS Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2010

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10/1/2010

Annual report for the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System

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Global Operations Briefing

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8/18/2010

Global Operations Briefing presented to the Defense Health Board Aug. 18, 2010

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Global Operations Briefing presented to the Defense Health Board June 8, 2010

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GEIS Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2009

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10/1/2009

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GEIS Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2008

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GEIS Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2007

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Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Reporting System Update to the Defense Health Board May 23, 2007

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