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Continuing Promise 2009 Deployment on the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)

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  1. Continuing Promise 2009Deployment on the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) Bryan F. Buss, DVM, MPHLCDR, US Public Health Service

  2. Outline • Information and history on USNS Comfort • Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) humanitarian mission overall • Shipboard life • Veterinary-specific mission information • Haiti • Dominican Republic

  3. Primary Mission of USNS Comfort • “To provide a mobile, flexible, and rapidly responsive afloat medical capability for acute medical and surgical care for the United States military in areas where hostilities may be imminent.”

  4. Secondary Mission of USNS Comfort • “To provide a full hospital service asset for use by other government agencies involved in the support of relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.”

  5. USNS Comfort Facts • Homeport—Baltimore, MD • Built in 1976—originally an oil tanker • Delivered to US Navy Dec. 1, 1987 • Full-service floating hospital • 1,000 bed patient capacity • 12 operating rooms • Helicopter capable

  6. Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09)

  7. CONTINUING PROMISE ‘09Scheme of Maneuver4 month deployment01 Apr – 31 Jul, 2009 Norfolk, VA Depart 1 Apr Return 31 Jul Miami, FL 04– 06 Apr Ft Lauderdale, FL 26– 28 Jul Port Au Prince, Haiti 09 – 20 Apr BlueFields, Nicaragua 11 – 22 Jul Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 21 Apr – 02 May St. Johns, Antigua 05 – 16 May La Union, El Salvador 21 Jun – 02 Jul Cartagena, Colombia 20 – 23 May Colon, Panama 25 May – 03 Jun VNB, Panama 06 – 09 Jul 120-day Deployment *Clockwise @ 12 kts Underway 26 days LOG/Port VST 14 days Canal Transit 1 day Tumaco, Colombia 06 – 17 Jun UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

  8. CP09 Participants • 650 medical professionals • Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard • US Public Health Service • Partner nation support • Antigua & Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Haiti, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and Panama • Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

  9. CP09 USPHS Team 1 • 2 Dentists (HRSA[OIC], HIS) • 1 Environmental Engineer (IHS) • 2 Env. Health Officers (CDC, DHS) • 1 Physician Assistant (IHS) • 1 Exec. Assistant (ACF) • 1 Veterinarian (CDC) • 1 Pharmacist (FDA) • 3 Health Educators(HRSA, FDA, CDC)

  10. Continuing Promise 2009 Welcome Aboard

  11. Continuing Promise 2009 Veterinary Mission Services

  12. Limited Acute and Elective Medical Care • Treatment of minor conditions in livestock and companion animals • Minor wounds and dermatologic conditions • Neuter and spay smallnumber of companionanimals

  13. Training Provided • Zoonotic and other high consequence diseases of companion animalsand livestock • Prevention of bite wounds • General sanitation issues • Animal husbandry • Assisted Ministriesof Agriculturein preventiveefforts as needed

  14. Continuing Promise 2009 Haiti

  15. Continuing Promise 2009 Dominican Republic

  16. Thank-you The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.