U.S. and Chad team up to treat patients in N’Djamena
Maj. Robert Laskowski (right), U.S. Army trauma surgeon and Commandante (Dr.) Nanayalbaye Serge, Chadian Armed Force maxillofacial surgeon, perform hernia surgery on a patient during MEDREX Chad 2023 held at the Garrison Military Hospital in N’djamena, Chad, 17 to 28 July 2023. Laskowski, with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 947th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, is part of a team of 13 medical personnel primarily from the 1982nd FRSD out of Niagara, New York, partnering with medical professionals of the Chadian Armed Force to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community. Laskowsky, who hails from Queens, New York, is a Surgeon at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center as a civilian. 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-JV645-3775.JPG