Kenya is benefiting from the presence of British military medics helping to set up clinics in remote areas of the country. Members of 33 Field Hospital from Gosport, Hampshire are performing an exercise in Kenya to improve access to medical care.
The mobile medical units have performed a range of services and treatments to villagers, ranging from dehydration to even dental work. The exercise is designed to test the unit’s ability to cope in different environments, helping to prepare them for combat scenarios they might encounter.
The commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel David Woodward, said: “The exercise combines training for contingency with defence engagement. It provides an excellent opportunity to take medical skills and translate them into a completely different environment for very different patients. As well as having a very experienced team, we also have young soldiers who are experiencing a different environment for the very first time.”