USNS Comfort arrives in Haiti

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On November 4, the US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

While in Port-au-Prince, US service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity.

“We are pleased to welcome the USNS Comfort for its sixth visit to Haiti in the past decade,” said Michele Sison, US ambassador to Haiti.

“This visit underscores continued U.S. support for humanitarian assistance in Haiti, as well as our commitment to supporting disaster preparedness and resiliency in the region.”

Comfort’s team consists of more than 900 personnel, including medical specialists from the US military, non-governmental organizations volunteers, and personnel from partner nations.

This marks the sixth Comfort visit to Haiti and the seventh to the region since 2007. The embarked medical teams will provide care aboard Comfort and at one shore-based medical site.

This mission stop is part of US Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

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