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U.S. Army Maj. Thamus J. Morgan, a veterinarian from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (411th CA BN) in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Richard Birdsong, a physician with the 411th CA BN, use song and dance with their civilian human and animal healthcare counterparts to teach villagers in Kakute, Uganda, effective water, food and personal sanitation procedures to help prevent the spread of disease at the Kakute Church of Uganda, April 23, 2013. Kakute suffered an outbreak of Ebola in November 2012, claiming 20 lives. To help educate residents about disease-prevention methods, U.S. military members from CJTF-HOA, Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) and their civilian counterparts gave the performances. The event was part of One Health, a 2-week series of events identifying how the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, like their nations, are interconnected. Overall, One Health is a whole-of-government program coordinated by the Ugandan government, UPDF, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Uganda and CJTF-HOA. (Photo by U.S Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)
U.S. Army Maj. Thamus J. Morgan, a veterinarian from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (411th CA BN) in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Richard Birdsong, a physician with the 411th CA BN, use song and dance with their civilian human and animal healthcare counterparts to teach villagers in Kakute, Uganda, effective water, food and personal sanitation procedures to help prevent the spread of disease at the Kakute Church of Uganda, April 23, 2013. Kakute suffered an outbreak of Ebola in November 2012, claiming 20 lives. To help educate residents about disease-prevention methods, U.S. military members from CJTF-HOA, Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) and their civilian counterparts gave the performances. The event was part of One Health, a 2-week series of events identifying how the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, like their nations, are interconnected. Overall, One Health is a whole-of-government program coordinated by the Ugandan government, UPDF, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Uganda and CJTF-HOA. (Photo by U.S Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)
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