Civil affairs, Ghanaian soldiers conduct MEDCAP in Bole

The team helped oversee treatment of more than 1,200 patients, providing a range of medical services including physical examinations, diagnostic care, vision exams, and prescription of medications.


“The medical services touch the medical and emotional needs of the vulnerable people in our area of operations.” - Ghanaian Air Force Flying Officer Camillus Buunaaisie
By courtesy story Special Operations Command Africa BOLE, Ghana Dec 15, 2022
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs members assigned to Special Operations Command Africa hosted a Medical Civic Action Program with Ghanaian soldiers from the 6th Infantry Battalion in Bole, Ghana, on Dec. 10, 2022.

The team helped oversee treatment of more than 1,200 patients, providing a range of medical services including physical examinations, diagnostic care, vision exams, and prescription of medications.

“The medical services touch the medical and emotional needs of the vulnerable people in our area of operations.” said Ghanaian Air Force Flying Officer Camillus Buunaaisie, a principle public health officer.

While MEDCAPs aim to support the local community, they also allow partner nations to exchange best practices, facilitate cultural exchanges, and ultimately strengthen relationships to address insecurity and instability within the borders.

“The overarching goals of these programs is to protect the vulnerable from exposure to extremist ideology in our society and promote peaceful coexistence,” Flying Officer Buunaaisie continued, “We are in a global village, and instability in Ghana can affect U.S. interest as well. We must work together to protect our mutual interests.”

The U.S. and Ghana have partnered together to conduct several civil affairs engagements, including three MEDCAPs this year.

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