GAF, US Army Africa ends Military Medical Readiness Training

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and United States (U.S.) Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019, at the 37 Military Hospital, in Accra.

The three-week exercise marked the fifth iteration of a U.S. Army Africa MEDREX involving medical military personnel from Ghana and the U.S.  

The GAF and U.S. Army Africa conducted medical operations and procedures together in an effort to share best practices, build capacity and strengthen capability.

The closing ceremony was attended by U.S. Army Africa Command Surgeon Colonel Kelly Murray, based in Vicenza, Italy, as well as representatives from the Ghana Armed Forces.

MEDREX allows U.S. forces to train in an alternatively resourced environment, share medical procedures, and build lasting relationships with Ghana medical professionals.

Ghanaian medical professionals enhance the Ghana healthcare system’s ability to deliver effective general surgery and trauma response in support of regional U.N. and African Union missions.

By Times Reporter

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