A release from the Embassy of the United States in Belize indicates that the US Naval Hospital Ship, USNS COMFORT will be in Belize from April 9th to the eighteenth. During the visit, USNS COMFORT personnel with partner with the Ministries of Health and Education, the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard to share and build capability through medical, dental, engineering and veterinary events and exchanges. Teams will be at the Hattieville Government School and Independence High School providing outpatient medical, dental and preventative medicine and health education services. The services are made available to the general public for one free medical or dental service each day. The release adds that the USNS Comfort works with a number of governmental and non-governmental agencies to train personnel in conducting civil-military operations that include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief providing medical, dental and veterinary care, and engineering support to local populations. The USNS will also be visiting other ports in Central and South America and the Caribbean later this year.
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