CJTF-HOA Engineers, Civil Affairs expands PK12 Field Hospital in Djibouti

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), joined the Honorable Mr. Jonathan Pratt, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, and Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Ministère de la Santé de Djibouti, to speak at the opening of the expansion of Djibouti’s Ministry of Health’s PK12 Field Hospital in Balbala, Djibouti, July 20, 2022.



By Senior Airman Destani Matheny Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Camp Lemmonier , Djibouti Jul 27, 2022
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CAMP LEMONNIER - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), joined the Honorable Mr. Jonathan Pratt, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, and Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, ministre de la Santé de Djibouti, to speak at the opening of the expansion of Djibouti’s Ministry of Health’s PK12 Field Hospital in Balbala, Djibouti, July 20, 2022.

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with Djibouti’s Ministry of Health, U.S. Embassy development specialists, Civil Affairs, and the service members of 319th Engineer Support Company successfully added a five-bed intensive care unit, and a 30-bed isolation facility with bathrooms, which doubles the capacity of the hospital.

“This is excellent work and enables medical professionals from civil affairs to conduct critical training with their counterparts from the Ministry of Health,” said Shawley. “We are privileged to help Djiboutians who have shown great initiative and progress.”

The 319th ESC continues the work of its predecessor, the 712th ESC, which recently returned to the United States after finishing their tour, culminating in the completion of 40 construction projects.

“I’m very proud of how hard the 319th Soldiers worked to help build the PK12 Field Hospital,” said U.S. Army Capt. Camden M. Schreiber, commander of the 319th ESC. “It’s a great asset I hope benefits the Djiboutian people for many years.”

The Djiboutian Minister of Health expressed his full satisfaction and gratitude for receiving the latest medical equipment and the expansion of the PK12 field hospital. He emphasized that this donation from the U.S. Army to the Djiboutian government came at the right time, because currently beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the Djiboutian health authorities are facing a measles epidemic in the north of the country. Therefore, the equipment received and the expansion of the mobile hospital will be used in the most effective way possible.

The U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti also expressed his gratitude for the expansion of the field hospital and the partnership with Djibouti.

“We are fortunate to have Djibouti as a partner in our shared goal of security and stability,” Pratt said. “It is not only the government of Djibouti with whom we partner, but also the more than 1,500 Djiboutians who work at Camp Lemonnier and at the Embassy. We are proud to work side by side, every day, with our Djiboutian partners to ensure that our contributions to health care and job development and justice are working for the benefit of all Djiboutians.”



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CAMP LEMONNIER - Le général de division de l'armée américaine Jamie Shawley,commandant de la Force opérationnelle interarmées combinée de la Corne del'Afrique (CJTF-HOA), s'est joint à son Excellence Mr. Jonathan Pratt,ambassadeur des États-Unis à Djibouti, et le Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh,ministre de la Santé de Djibouti, pour prendre la parole lors del'inauguration de l'extension de l'hôpital mobile PK12 du ministère de laSanté de Djibouti à Balbala, le 20 juillet 2022.Travaillant main dans la main avec le ministère de la Santé de Djibouti, lesspécialistes de L’ambassade des États-Unis, le corps des affaires civiles etles membres de la 319e compagnie du corps d’ingénierie de l’armée américaineont réussi à ajouter une unité de soins intensifs de cinq lits et une salled'isolement de 30 lits avec salles de bain, ce qui double la capacité del'hôpital."C'est un excellent travail qui permet aux professionnels médicaux desaffaires civiles de mener une formation critique avec leurs homologues duministère de la Santé", a déclaré le général Shawley. "Nous avons leprivilège d'aider les Djiboutiens qui ont fait preuve de beaucoupd'initiatives et de progrès".La 319e Compagnie d’ingénierie poursuit le travail de son prédécesseur, la712e Compagnie d’ingénierie, qui est récemment rentré aux États-Unis aprèsavoir terminé sa mission, couronnée par la réalisation de 40 projets deconstruction."Je suis très fier des efforts déployés par les soldats du 319e Compagniepour la construction de l'hôpital mobile PK12", a déclaré le capitaineCamden M. Schreiber, commandant du 319e Compagnie d’ingénierie. "C'est ungrand atout qui, je l'espère, profitera au peuple djiboutien pendant denombreuses années".Le ministre djiboutien de la Santé a exprimé sa pleine satisfaction et sagratitude pour avoir reçu les équipements médicaux de dernières générationset l'expansion de l'hôpital mobile PK12. Il a souligné que ce don de l'arméeaméricaine au gouvernement djiboutien est arrivé au bon moment, caractuellement, au-delà de la pandémie de COVID-19, les autorités sanitairesdjiboutiennes font face à une épidémie de rougeole dans le nord du pays. Parconséquent, les équipements reçus et l'extension de l'hôpital mobile serontutilisés de la manière la plus efficace possible.L'ambassadeur des États-Unis à Djibouti a exprimé sa gratitude pourl'expansion de l'hôpital mobile et le partenariat avec Djibouti."Nous avons la chance d'avoir Djibouti comme partenaire dans notre objectifcommun de sécurité et de stabilité", a déclaré Mr. Pratt. "Ce n'est passeulement le gouvernement de Djibouti avec lequel nous sommes partenaires,mais aussi plus de 1 500 Djiboutiens qui sont employés au Camp Lemonnier età l'ambassade des Etats Unis. Nous sommes fiers de travailler côte à côte,chaque jour, avec nos partenaires djiboutiens pour nous assurer que noscontributions dans le domaine de la santé, du développement de l'emploi etde la justice profitent à tous les Djiboutiens."

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