The United States Southern Command launched the “Heart 22” program, a medical assistance mission in Guatemala and Honduras., “This is an opportunity for multinational medical engagement with real benefits. (Final) from July to September 2022, U.S. military medical teams will work with medical professionals from allied nations To provide surgical and medical services to communities in Guatemala and Honduras,” the US Southern Command statement said.
“Hriday 22” will help meet the critical medical needs of regional communities in both countries By providing high-impact medical services, he said; explaining this The team will consist of approximately 50 medical professionals and support personnel from the U.S. Air Force and military.,
“The medical assistance effort, led by Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), will continue through early September 2022. Heart 22 will involve the integration of healthcare professionals from partner nations. Integration is an effort by regional partners to mutually strengthen their capacity to respond to public health crises associated with natural disasters.“, He added.
With regard to the medical aid specialties offered, they include: Ophthalmology (general surgery and corneal transplant), bone disease (general, trauma and spine surgery) and odontology (reconstructive dental surgery). Surgical patients have been pre-screened by the host country to ensure that medical aid response teams can treat patients in the most efficient way as outlined in the information described.
Southern Command also indicated that this medical engagement greatly benefits both the patients receiving authentic medical care and the personnel involved through partnership building and interactivity.as well as helping local communities with health care that would not have been possible otherwise.
“Heart will benefit 22 U.S. military medical personnel by providing valuable opportunities to learn and build alliances with peers from relevant participating nations. Additionally, medical engagement enables professionals to exchange knowledge and develop real-world medical aid applications. gives the opportunity to do so. »
About US Military Personnel Support
About 25 U.S. military medical personnel will participate in “Heart 22.” At various times and locations throughout the mission, including medical professionals and their support staff.
Are participating United States service members Experienced doctors, nurses and technicians Which will provide real medical care to the citizens of Guatemala and Honduras along with friendly medical professionals.
In addition to the 25 medical personnel and their staff from the United States, U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base Honduras will also support HART 22.,
Air support will provide transportation to the conclusion of the engagement for U.S. medical supplies and equipment as they transition from Honduras to Guatemala for follow-on medical operations.
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