Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dawn M. Price, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Public Affairs
U.S. Army Capt. Courtney Sanders, 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, shakes hands with a Djiboutian merchant after the purchase of seven cisterns on March 22. Of the seven cisterns delivered, five will go to the hospital and two will go 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.