Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dawn M. Price, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Public Affairs
Two Dikhil girls watch as seven cisterns are delivered to the Dikhil Hospital on March 22. Five of the cisterns are scheduled to be installed at the hospital and two to outlying medical clinics. The cisterns, purchased by the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, will benefit roughly 88,000 people in the region who use the Dikhil Hospital and outlying village clinics. The increased water storage capacity will help medical staff improve hygiene and reduce infections and maternal death rates.