COVID-19

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Military medical in East Africa coordinates COVID-19 response

12:00 AM4/17/2020
The CJTF-HOA Surgeon Cell has a mission essential role in sustaining the health of U.S. armed forces, supporting ongoing operations and strengthening partner-nation alliances.
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Air Forces Africa delivers medical supplies to Ghana

12:00 AM4/25/2020
The medical supplies included extraction kits, viral collection swabs, universal and viral transport media to collect and store specimens, and the replenishment of other consumable lab supplies.
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Locally-sourced protective masks donated to South Africa

12:00 AM4/25/2020
The U.S Embassy in South Africa provided 12,400 protective masks to the South African National Defence Force’s military health to enhance efforts in combating COVID-19.
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Partnership further equips Moroccan healthcare workers

12:00 AM4/28/2020
The equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco's healthcare workers on the frontlines in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
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Partnership further equips Moroccan healthcare workers

12:00 AM4/28/2020
The U.S. Mission to Morocco transferred a supply of personal protective equipment to laboratory technicians at the National Institute of Health and Hygiene in Rabat, Morocco. The equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco's healthcare workers on the frontlines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, helping them to continue testing and screening for COVID-19 with sufficient protections in place. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Morocco)
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Partnership further equips Moroccan healthcare workers

12:00 AM4/28/2020
The U.S. Mission to Morocco transferred a supply of personal protective equipment to laboratory technicians at the National Institute of Health and Hygiene in Rabat, Morocco. The equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco's healthcare workers on the frontlines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, helping them to continue testing and screening for COVID-19 with sufficient protections in place. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Morocco)
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Partnership further equips Moroccan healthcare workers

12:00 AM4/28/2020
The U.S. Mission to Morocco transferred a supply of personal protective equipment to laboratory technicians at the National Institute of Health and Hygiene in Rabat, Morocco. The equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco's healthcare workers on the frontlines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, helping them to continue testing and screening for COVID-19 with sufficient protections in place. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Morocco)
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DoD supports African partner nations in multiple ways

12:00 AM5/1/2020
AFRICOM continues to work closely with African partners to for capacity-building programs, security assistance, military equipment sales, education and exercises.
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Civil affairs team delivers medical supplies to Nigerien facilities

12:00 AM4/28/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic began accelerating around the globe in March Civil Affairs Team 219 rapidly adapted its mission focus to assist Nigerien partners in the battle against the infection.
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Medical logistics team distributes PPE in fight against COVID-19

4:10 PM5/6/2020
CJTF-HOA's medical logistics team is distributing personal protective equipment to multiple outstations in East Africa as part of the fight against COVID-19.
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Humanitarian assistance provided to Seychelles, Mauritius to combat COVID-19

9:50 AM5/14/2020
The protective equipment, distributed by the embassy as part of AFRICOM’s humanitarian assistance programs to reduce human suffering and provide essential services to vulnerable populations, will assist medical professionals fighting this epidemic.
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Donation equips Eswatini Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19

10:40 AM6/8/2020
The equipment includes 11,250 plastic face shields, 12,400 filtering facepiece masks, and 256 infrared thermometers.
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Medical equipment provision aims to prevent, control infections

4:03 PM6/24/2020
The materials will also support establishment of COVID-related triage stations at health facilities.
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Medical equipment donated to Lesotho at border station

10:30 AM6/26/2020
Department of Defense personnel assigned to the South African embassy delivered 12,000 medical grade face masks, 11,000 face shields and 256 thermometers to their counterparts from the U.S. embassy in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
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CJTF-HOA supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19

11:19 AM6/29/2020
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered approximately $9,400 worth of hospital beds to the Djibouti Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25.
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Logistics challenges, opportunities discussed during webinar

1:58 PM7/10/2020
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, U.S. Africa Command director of logistics, spoke to international logistics experts during a webinar hosted by the Lexington Institute July 8.
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Medical supplies, PPE support Ghana Armed Forces’ COVID-19 treatment center

2:37 PM7/20/2020
The PPE donation is a follow-up to the donation of two state of the art Level II Field Hospitals to the Ghana Armed Forces Feb. 4 on behalf of the U.S.
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Virtual symposium focuses on cybersecurity, teleworking during COVID

3:41 PM8/13/2020
U.S. Africa Command hosted a virtual engagement on cybersecurity at Kelley Barracks Aug. 5-6, 2020.
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Press Release

U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

12:00 AM8/15/2020
“The contributions of critical personal protective equipment and supplies help South Africa and reflect our commitment to partnership in Africa."
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

12:00 AM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation funds to purchase 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

2:01 PM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds to purchase the supplies, which included 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

2:03 PM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds to purchase the supplies, which included 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

2:06 PM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds to purchase the supplies, which included 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

2:09 PM9/3/2020
AFRICOM used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds to purchase the supplies, which included 10,000 N95 face masks, 1,600 hospital gowns, 2,000 liters of methylated spirit, 3,000 liters of sodium hypochlorite, 20 glucometers, 200 glucometer strips, and 14 pulse oximeters.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Tunisia to discuss security

3:24 PM9/30/2020
Following his meetings with Tunisian government officials, Townsend participated in a donation ceremony of COVID-19 medical and personal protective equipment.
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:35 AM10/20/2020
The PPE donation includes: 8,000 surgical masks, 8,600 N-95 respirator masks, 4,500 examination gloves, 7,000 hand sanitizer bottles, and over 200 containers of chlorine disinfectant supplies.
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:46 AM10/20/2020
At the behest of the Ministry of Defense, the U.S. government, through U.S. Africa Command, secured the PPE and other supplies in support of the Zambian government’s inter-ministerial measures to contain the spread of this unprecedented public health crisis. The Oct. 1 donation included containers of chlorine as part of a PPE donation to the Defense Forces of Zambia in the fight against COVID-19.
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:49 AM10/20/2020
At the behest of the Ministry of Defense, the U.S. government, through U.S. Africa Command, secured the PPE and other supplies in support of the Zambian government’s inter-ministerial measures to contain the spread of this unprecedented public health crisis. Before the Oct. 1 donation, U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché's Office inspects the donation with the Zambia Defense Force HIV Secretariat.
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:50 AM10/20/2020
At the behest of the Ministry of Defense, the U.S. government, through U.S. Africa Command, secured the PPE and other supplies in support of the Zambian government’s inter-ministerial measures to contain the spread of this unprecedented public health crisis. The Oct. 1 donation saw Defense Ministry Permanent Secretary Felix Phiri receive the PPE donation from Lt. Col. Erick Jordan, U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché.
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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
The latest donation completes a $100 million Namibian dollars ($6.71 million US) donation of medical equipment to Namibia announced this spring.
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The field hospital was donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
Air Force Lt. Col. Darrick Mosley (3rd from left), the chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, is joined by Dr. Norman Masilo Mabote (2nd from left), the acting senior clinical manager of Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, and Dr. Jody Mbuilu (left), head of emergency and family medicine and coordinator of COVID-19 treatment at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, along with other staff members as the field hospital donated through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance program goes online. (U.S. Embassy photo.)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The interior ward of the field hospital donated to the South African Minitry of Health by through U.S. Africa Command's Humanitarian Assistance program and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The interior ward of the field hospital donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The hospital can operate autonomously and is equipped with eight air conditioning units equipped with high efficiency particulate air filtration and ultraviolet light scrubber systems to control infections.
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:29 PM11/18/2020
The field hospital was donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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AFRICOM Donates Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

4:22 PM11/23/2020
In addition to providing the control officer for the project, the Massachusetts National Guardsman will also assist in providing medical expertise post-COVID response when the Mobile Field Hospital is deployed to other areas.
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AFRICOM Donates Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

4:26 PM11/23/2020
U.S. Africa Command donated a 40-bed, negative air pressure mobile field hospital to the Kenya Border Police, demonstrating its longstanding commitment to Kenya and continued support for partner nations in the fight against COVID-19.
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U.S. Government provides personal protective equipment to front line Malagasy health workers

1:13 PM3/12/2021
This is U.S. Africa Command’s second donation to Madagascar, following a donation of 4,000 medical grade face coverings in July 2020 to support partner nations in the fight against COVID-19.
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PPE fr front line Malagasy health workers

1:22 PM3/12/2021
On March 11, front line health care workers in 13 areas of Madagascar hard hit by COVID-19 received welcome assistance – “head-to-toe” personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the U.S. government to keep these critical health workers healthy and continuing their vital work of caring for their patients sick with the coronavirus.
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PPE fr front line Malagasy health workers

1:23 PM3/12/2021
On March 11, front line health care workers in 13 areas of Madagascar hard hit by COVID-19 received welcome assistance – “head-to-toe” personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by the U.S. government to keep these critical health workers healthy and continuing their vital work of caring for their patients sick with the coronavirus.
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U.S. government funds COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana

8:40 AM3/19/2021
The clinics will benefit community health workers, policymakers, managers, ministries responsible for managing and implementing community-based health services, civil society organizations and local businesses directly engaged in the provision of community health services.
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U.S. government funds COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana

8:51 AM3/19/2021
The U.S. government, through the Department of Defense’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC), provided P18.7 million to build COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana. The project includes 14 modular structures and can be utilized to provide services for 112 patients.
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U.S. government funds COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana

8:52 AM3/19/2021
The U.S. government, through the Department of Defense’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC), provided P18.7 million to build COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana. The project includes 14 modular structures and can be utilized to provide services for 112 patients.
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Medical experts conduct virtual pandemic preparation, response event during Obangame Express

9:10 AM3/22/2021
The virtual medical event served as an opportunity for partner nations to discuss infectious disease surveillance and virus outbreak response.
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ALFS 21: US Army, African land force leadership discuss maintaining security despite pandemic challenges

9:34 AM5/21/2021
The summit theme for 2021, “Maintaining security in a degraded environment,” highlighted COVID-19-related challenges within the operational environment and encouraged dialogue to address military pandemic responses, as well as the pandemic’s effects on current and future operations.
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U.S. Africa Command assists Tunisia with COVID-19 response

12:00 AM7/27/2021
U.S. Africa Command, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, provided 310 canisters of oxygen, one million liters in total, to Tunisia, July 26.
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U.S. Africa Command assists Tunisia with COVID-19 response

3:50 PM7/27/2021
A Tunisian air force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft taxis the runway at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 26, 2021. The aircraft picked up three pallets of oxygen - one million liters in total - that were transported to Tunisia to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Humanitarian Aid reaches Algeria in form of field hospital to fight COVID-19

2:11 PM8/19/2021
Algerian and American officials inaugurated a U.S.-donated state-of-the-art field hospital near Blida, Algeria, Aug. 11, to help the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
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Humanitarian Aid reaches Algeria in form of field hospital to fight COVID-19

2:20 PM8/19/2021
The field hospital will serve Algeria’s civilian population and is equipped with a negative pressure isolation system specifically designed to treat patients with infectious diseases.
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Humanitarian Aid reaches Algeria in form of field hospital to fight COVID-19

2:29 PM8/19/2021
Algerian and American officials inaugurated a U.S.-donated state-of-the-art field hospital near Blida, Algeria, Aug. 11, to help the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The field hospital will serve Algeria’s civilian population and is equipped with a negative pressure isolation system specifically designed to treat patients with infectious diseases.
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Humanitarian Aid reaches Algeria in form of field hospital to fight COVID-19

2:29 PM8/19/2021
Algerian and American officials inaugurated a U.S.-donated state-of-the-art field hospital near Blida, Algeria, Aug. 11, to help the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The field hospital will serve Algeria’s civilian population and is equipped with a negative pressure isolation system specifically designed to treat patients with infectious diseases.
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