U.S. Military Provides Medical Care in Honduras

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras – Approximately 20 U.S. service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), based out of Soto Cano Air Base near Comayagua, Honduras, and under the U.S. Southern Command (U.S. SOUTHCOM), will conduct a Global Health Engagement mid-September. The medical engagement will take place in the department of Choluteca, Honduras.

Global Health Engagements strengthen U.S.-Honduran relations by creating unique opportunities for our military and Honduran health care professionals to work side-by-side. Together, they will provide care to Honduran communities in need.

The combined U.S.-Honduran medical teams will perform preventive medicine, primary care, dental, and pharmacy services. They will also conduct general surgeries at the Hospital del Sur in Choluteca for a group of pre-selected patients. These patients were pre-selected by Honduran medical professionals to maximize the impact of the combined teams efforts during the engagement.

This Global Health Engagement is another example of the continued medical efforts by Joint Task Force-Bravo and U.S. SOUTHCOM’S enduring promise to its partners. The engagement comes on the heels of Operation HEART, which took place in August and consisted of Dental, Orthopedic, and Ophthalmological surgical teams from both the US and Honduras caring for over 600 patients in Tegucigalpa and the surrounding area.

The Global Health Engagement in Choluteca will be followed by the visit of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to Honduras. The Comfort’s visit is scheduled for the final months of 2022. Additionally, similar to the Global Health Engagement and Operation HEART, the variety of healthcare professionals working together is designed to expand capabilities and add opportunities to learn from each other to better serve the region for the long term.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/v87mehc7 for more information on JTF-Bravo and https://tinyurl.com/4er2mj65 for information on the USNS Comfort mission.

September 19, 2022