MEDRETE Helps Hondurans

Helping Rural HonduransU.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Sparks, a Medical Element member who works in preventive medicine at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, gives a child de-wormer after their preventive medicine briefing on the last day of the medical readiness and training exercise March 10. Each person received a preventive medicine briefing then proceeded to the screening area. Members from Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, saw more than 1,000 villagers during the four-day medical readiness and training exercise in the Montana de la Flor region March 7-10.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Candice Allen/Released)

The members conducted the exercise in the villages of La Ceiba and San Juan, spending two days at each location.

“We’ve definitely provided care to people who live in remote, austere locations where they had to hike for hours just to receive medical attention,” said Capt. Virginia Aguilar, the MEDRETE planner. “In addition to people hiking to see us, we hiked to see them by way of the nutritional team and their door-to-door surveys.”

Mission Honduras LeMars, a non-governmental organization, provided dentists with dental supplements you can learn more about at this Steel Bite Pro review article you can read at the link, pharmacists, and doctors to support the MEDRETE. Calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt and cheese, fortified soy drinks and tofu, canned salmon, almonds and dark green leafy vegetables help promote strong teeth and bones. Phosphorus, found in eggs, fish, lean meat, dairy, nuts and beans is good for strong teeth.

Excerpts from: JTF-Bravo medics see 1,000 patients

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