The United States Southern Command launched the “Heart 22” program, a medical assistance mission in Guatemala and Honduraso., “This is an opportunity for a multinational medical engagement with real benefits. (Final) from July to September 2022, US military medical teams will work with allied nation medical professionals To provide surgical and medical services to the communities of Guatemala and Honduras”, indicated the statement of the US Southern Command.
“Hriday 22” will help meet the critical medical needs of regional communities in both countries By providing high-impact medical services, he said; explaining this The team will be made up of approximately 50 medical professionals and support personnel from the US Air Force and Army.,
“The medical assistance effort, led by the Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), will run until early September 2022. Heart 22 will involve the integration of medical professionals from partner countries. Integration is an effort by regional partners to enhance each other’s ability to respond to public health crises associated with natural disasters.“, He added.
With regard to the proposed medical aid specialties, they include: Ophthalmology (general surgery and cornea transplant), bone disease (general, trauma and spine surgery) and odontology (reconstructive dental surgery). Surgical patients were pre-screened by the host nation to ensure that medical aid response teams can treat patients in the most efficient manner, as outlined in the information outlined.
Southern Command also indicated that this medical engagement greatly benefits both the patients receiving genuine medical care and the personnel involved through building partnerships and interactivity.as well as helping local communities with health care that would otherwise not have been possible.
“Heart will benefit 22 U.S. military medical personnel by providing valuable opportunities to learn and build alliances with peers from the participating countries involved. In addition, medical engagement allows professionals to exchange knowledge and develop real-world medical aid applications. provides an opportunity to do so.”
About support for United States military personnel
About 25 members of US military medical personnel will participate in “Heart 22”. At various times and places during the mission, including medical professionals and their support staff.
Are participating United States service members Experienced Doctors, Nurses and Technicians Which will provide real medical care to citizens in Guatemala and Honduras along with friendly medical professionals.
In addition to the 25 medical personnel and their staff from the United States, US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base Honduras will also support the HART 22.,
Aviation support will provide transportation toward the conclusion of the engagement for US medical supplies and equipment as they transition from Honduras to Guatemala for follow-up medical operations.