U.S. and Chad team up to treat patients in N’Djamena
Maj. Steven Cattalo (center), nurse anesthetist, explains to 1st Lt. Jessica Hopkins (right), medical executive officer, and Mr. Cedric Pierre Nanetangar, Chadian interpreter, the equipment used to monitor a patient’s vital signs while under anesthesia, during MEDREX Chad 2023 held at the Garrison Military Hospital in N’djamena, Chad, 17 to 28 July 2023. Cattalo and Hopkins, both with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 1982nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, are part of a team of 13 medical personnel partnering with medical professionals of the Chadian Armed Force to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community. MEDREX Chad 2023 is a medical training exercise, planned and executed by the United States Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, that allow military health specialists from the U.S. Army and their African Partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between military partners. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Dave Thompson)

Photo by: Master Sgt. Dave Thompson |  VIRIN: 230718-A-JV645-2810.JPG