Partnerships

USNS Mercy Team Display Strong Foundation of Medical Readiness during Pacific Partnership

By Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham, commander, Navy Medicine West Last month, I joined hundreds of families in bidding a teary, yet proud “fair winds and following seas” to 600-plus Sailors aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship, as they pulled away from the Naval Base San Diego pier bound for Southeast Asia and Oceania in support of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s …

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Working with the Less Fortunate, Developing Medical and Leadership Skills in East Africa

By Cmdr. Steve Kriss, MC, officer in charge, Expeditionary Medical Facility, Djibouti Expeditionary Medical Facility Djibouti (EMF DJ) is a level II or role II damage control surgical facility which also provides emergency and primary care at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa (CLDJ). EMF DJ opened in 2003 in tents on CLDJ. In 2005, it re-located to its present location in …

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NAMRU-3: Infectious Disease Physician Describes Rewarding Experience in Ghana

By Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams Did you know that in addition to human beings, birds and pigs can also become infected with influenza? Establishing surveillance for diseases such as influenza is one of many accomplishments of U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) Ghana Detachment. I will share with you some of the amazing work we are involved in …

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Medical and Health Service Support Activities deploys with Marine Air Ground Task Force

By  Capt. Harold Groff, Force Surgeon for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command Editors Note: Capt. Harold Groff,  has served in the Navy for 30 years. First as a Civil Engineer Corps officer for more than 10 years before changing careers and going back in rank as an ensign to attend USUHS from 1996 to 2000. He recently returned from …

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NAMRU-3 and CDC working side-by-side

 By Lt. Cmdr. Rhonda Lizewski You may not know this but the U.S. Navy and  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a lot in common. They both have made substantial efforts to control infectious diseases, including those carried by insects and small animals, since the end of World War II. U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) …

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