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U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, along with other distinguished visitors, cut the ribbon officially opening the Karta Health Clinic, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/Released)

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, along with other distinguished visitors, cut the ribbon officially opening the Karta Health Clinic, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/Released)

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Karta Health Clinic brings health care to locals

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commanding general, along with several other distinguished visitors, cut the ribbon at the Karta Health Clinic ceremony, Jan. 30, 2014.

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CJTF-HOA partners with Djiboutian health officials for remote care

ALLI ADDE, Djibouti (Feb. 26, 2011) – Less than a mile from where the borders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia connect, a large crowd celebrated the opening of a much needed health clinic on February 26 in the tiny village of Guistir in the Ali Sabieh District of Djibouti.

The ceremony, hosted by a delegation of Djiboutian and U.S. guests, culminated a $450,000 joint project between Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF–HOA) and USAID, in a remote region where access to servi