402nd Civil Affairs Battalion delivers cisterns for Dikhil, Djibouti
April 1, 2011
- Civil Affairs Soldiers in Djibouti promote water resource security in Dikhil
- Clean water for Dikhil Hospital, clinics will help medical staff improve hygiene and reduce infections and maternal death rates.
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - U.S. Army 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion and a multi-service mix of American military personnel based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, oversaw the delivery of seven cisterns to the Dikhil Hospital on March 22.
The cisterns, purchased by the 402nd CAB, will benefit roughly 88,000 people in the region who use the Dikhil Hospital and its outlying village clinics. The increased water storage capacity will help medical staff improve hygiene and reduce infections and maternal death rates.
Of the seven cisterns delivered, five will go to the hospital and two to its outlying medical clinics.