Living on a planet with more than seven billion people and countless more animals, viruses have many options to invade - and they're not picky. Viruses often jump from animals to humans, causing many diseases ranging from avian flu to Lyme disease, West Nile virus to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that more than 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases in humans are transmitted from animals in a process ca
A team from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance hosted two, two-day Joint Humanitarian Operations Courses at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, from Aug. 21 to 24, 2012.
The purpose of JHOC here is to introduce students to humanitarian and disaster assistance operations and concepts relative to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
"In Africa we have a number of ongoing, complex emergencies," said Georgianna Platt
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
Over the past several months, members of the Moroto District Veterinary Office (DVO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Makerere University, Uganda's Peoples Defence Force - Civil Military Coordination Center (UPDF-CMCC), the U.S. Army's 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSP) and Delta Company, as well as various other non-governmental organizations (NGO's) worked together to conduct Veterinary Civic Action Programs in conjunction with valu
Kitgum High School and the U.S. Embassy in Uganda celebrated the dedication ceremony of the school's new cafeteria August 10, 2010. The cafeteria was dedicated in honor of late U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver.
Sklaver served with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Kitgum civil affairs team in 2008. He is credited with bringing clean drinking water to impoverished villages in northern Uganda and leading renovation efforts to restore damaged government buildings. Sklav
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) representative, and local government officials attended a dedication ceremony at St. Theresa Secondary School in Lira, Uganda, February 23, 2009.
The ceremony marked the completion of a $500,000 project funded by CJTF-HOA, providing two new 300-student dormitories, a staff house, new latrines, three water-harvesting tanks, and new solar panels for a computer laborat
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined officials from American and Ethiopian governments, school administrators, and local citizens to celebrate the dedication of the refurbished Abadir Primary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 16, 2008.
The eight month project was the result of a partnership between Naval Marine Construction Battalion 4, CJTF-HOA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Embassy. The team upgraded faci
U.S. service members and health officials from the U.S. Embassy, together with Tanzanian government officials, dedicated a labor ward and a renovated postnatal building at the Njombe District hospital August 25, 2008.
The hospital additions, including a new neonatal room for babies born with complications and a labor ward, were provided jointly by the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Family Health International (FHI), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)