Cisterns for Dikhil, Djibouti
Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dawn M. Price, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Public Affairs
Assisted by a Djiboutian merchant (left), U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Sgt. Nicholas Northam (right), a Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) contingency contractor, completes paperwork for the purchase of seven cisterns on March 22, as U.S. Army Capt.ain Courtney Sanders (center) and U.S. Army Sergeant Sgt. Dennis Figuero, 402nd Civil Affairs Team, watch. The cisterns, purchased by the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 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.
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