In collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Haitian National Police, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince announces the visit to Haiti of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort. The Comfort will arrive in Port-au-Prince on November 4 and remain until November 13, 2019. The visit is part of the U.S. Navy’s Enduring Promise operation which is part of the deepening of U.S. engagement in the region under the health pillar of the U.S.- Caribbean 2020 strategy.
The visit is part of the ship’s five-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean on a medical assistance mission reflecting the support of the United States Government to increase regional cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness and disaster relief in the region.
Medical teams from USNS Comfort will be working alongside host nation medical professionals in providing a variety of medical services to adults and children at the medical site, as well as basic surgical care onboard Comfort. Additionally, several medical professionals from partner nations will embark on Comfort to join the effort to provide medical care to patients throughout the region. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Caribbean and the Americas.
Free medical services provided as part of the Enduring Promise exercise at the one designated medical site include: Family medicine, preventive medicine, dental exams and dental treatments, optometry (eye exams), pediatrics, dermatology, women’s health and physical therapy.
This marks the seventh hospital ship deployment to the region since 2007 and the fifth to Haiti in the past decade. Comfort medical teams will also provide care in Colombia, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Grenada, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis during this deployment.