Tag Archives: NAMRU-2

Global Health Engagement: A perspective on building & strengthening relationships

By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Prouty, Naval Medical Research Center A growing focus within Navy Medicine is Global Health Engagement (GHE).  GHE activities are opportunities for our medical personnel to engage with partner nations to strengthen medical capacity, achieve interoperability, exchange information and build relationships. I saw the value of Global Health Engagement firsthand while stationed at the Naval Medical Research …

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Capt. Phillips and the Fight against Cholera

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Cholera is a killing disease. It strikes quickly, and if you don’t get treatment quickly you die…Cholera is an intestinal disease. It quickly attacks the body’s organisms and causes acute uncontrollable diarrhea and great loss of body fluids…Cholera is also a highly contagious.   ~Voice of America Radio Documentary on …

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Navy Medicine … Our Presence Matters

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month I wrapped up my first visit to our research facilities in Southeast Asia. I visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-Asia) in Singapore, the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) in Phnom Penh and the …

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