American, Senegalese medical professionals treat patients, hone skills
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer David Bostic, biomedical technician, from the 332nd Medical Brigade in Nashville, Tenn., observes Senegalese biomedical technician Sgt. Delhie Olbnye, teach technicians how to repair electrosurgical equipment during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-1 at La Sante des Armees Hospital in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 12, 2017. MEDRETE is a combined effort between the Senegalese government, U.S. Army Africa, the U.S. Army Reserve 332nd Medical Brigade in Nashville, Tenn., and the Vermont Air National Guard. AFRICOM’s MEDRETEs hosted by United States Army-Africa pair small teams of military medical professionals from the U.S. with participating African partner nations to train alongside and share best practices in trauma and surgical medicine. U.S. personnel; benefit by providing medical care in a forward and austere environment; African partners develop closer relations ships with medical personnel, and local populations receive additional medical care.